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conceive
become pregnant
conjunctiva
a transparent membrane covering the eyeball and under surface of the eyelid
consciousness
an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
contour
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
contraception
birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
contraindication
(medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
contusion
an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
convalescent hospital
not custodial care. midrange facilities provides nonacute care for persons recovering from acute illness or injury,
conversant
familiar with; having knowledge of
copious
affording an abundant supply
coronary
obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus)
costal
of or relating to or near a rib
costovertebral
PERTAINING TO THE RIBS AND BACKBONE
cranial
pertaining to the skull
craniomalacia
Softening of the skull
creatine
an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine
creatinine
waste product of muscle metabolism, filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and excreted in urine
crepitus
Crackling sound produced when ends of bone rub against each other or against roughened cartilage.
crescent
any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
crucial
of extreme importance
culture and sensitivity
a lab test that grows a colony of bacteria removed from an infected area in order to identify the specific infecting bacteria and then determine its sensitivity to a variety of antibiotics
cul-de-sac
(n.) a blind alley or dead-end street; any situation in which further progress is impossible; an impasse
cumulative
increasing by successive addition
curettage
surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
curettement
surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
curvature
the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve
cutaneous
relating to or existing on or affecting the skin