Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:
C3 (cervical vertebra)
C3 (cervical vertebra): The third cervical (neck) vertebra from the top....
C4 (cervical vertebra)
C4 (cervical vertebra): The fourth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top....
C5 (cervical vertebra)
C5 (cervical vertebra): The fifth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top....
C6 (cervical vertebra)
C6 (cervical vertebra): The sixth cervical (neck) vertebra from the top. The next-to-last of the seven cervical vertebrae....
C7 (cervical vertebra)
C7 (cervical vertebra): C7 is the symbol for the 7th cervical (neck) vertebral bone (C7) which is sometimes called the prominent vertebra due to the length of its spinous process (the projection off the back of the vertebral body).
The spinous process of the top thoracic vertebra (T1) just below C7 ...
Ca: The symbol for calcium....
CA 125: A cancer marker, a protein normally made by certain cells in the body including those of the uterine tubes, uterus, cervix, and the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities (the peritoneum and pleura). CA 125 stands for cancer antigen 125.
CA 125 is measured in a blood sample or fluid fro...
CA 15-3: A tumor marker most useful in following the course of treatment in women diagnosed with breast cancer, especially advanced breast cancer. CA 15-3 levels are rarely elevated in women with early stage breast cancer.
Cancers of the ovary, lung, and prostate may also raise CA 15-3 levels. Ele...
CA 19-9: A tumor marker initially found in colorectal cancer patients, but subsequently also identified in patients with pancreatic, stomach, and bile duct cancer. In those who have pancreatic cancer, higher levels of CA 19-9 tend to be associated with more advanced disease. Noncancerous conditions...
CA 27-29: A tumor marker similar to the CA 15-3 that is found in the blood of most breast cancer patients. CA 27-29 levels may be used in conjunction with other procedures (such as mammograms and measurements of other tumor marker levels) to check for recurrence in women previously treated for stage...
Cabbage Soup Diet
Cabbage Soup Diet: The Cabbage Soup Diet is a weight loss program designed to be used for seven days with the goal of a rapid weight loss of up to ten pounds in a week. The Cabbage Soup Diet allows unlimited consumption of water and cabbage soup, while on each of the seven days, certain other foods ...
CABG: Coronary artery bypass graft; and Coronary artery bypass grafting....
CABG, off-pump: See: Off-pump CABG....
Cachectic: Having cachexia, physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass due to disease. Patients with advanced cancer, AIDS, and some other major chronic progressive diseases may appear cachectic....
Cachetic: Common misspelling of cachectic....