Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Chronic leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells (leukemia) that
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: See: Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic....
Chronic myelocytic leukemia
Chronic myelocytic leukemia: See: Chronic myelogenous leukemia....
Chronic myelogenous leukemia
Chronic myelogenous leukemia: A chronic malignant disease in which too
many white blood cells
belonging to the myeloid line of cells are made in the bone marrow. Early
symptoms of this form of leukemia include fatigue and night sweats. The disease is
due to the growth and evolution of an abnorma...
Chronic myelogenous leukemia, juvenile
Chronic myelogenous leukemia, juvenile: See:
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia....
Chronic myeloid leukemia
Chronic myeloid leukemia: See: Chronic myelogenous leukemia....
Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD)
Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD):
Any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COLD mainly involves two related diseases -- chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause chronic obstruction of air flowing through the airways and in and out of the lungs. The obstruction is genera...
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Global Initiativ
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Global Initiative: See: GOLD....
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD.
Any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases -- chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause chronic obstruction of air flowing through the airways and in and out of the lungs. The obstruction is ge...
Chronic otitis externa
Chronic otitis externa: Chronic inflammation of the skin lining the external ear canal leading to the ear drum. Can be caused by a number of problems including bacterial infection, a chronic skin disorder (eczema or seborrhea), fungus
(Aspergillosis), chronic irritation (hearing aids, Q-tips),
Chronic pain: Pain (an
unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period
of time. In contrast to acute pain that arises suddenly in response to a
specific injury and is usually treatable, chronic pain persists over time and is often resistant to medical treatments.
Chronic pancreatitis: A form of pancreatitis in which there is persistent inflammation of the pancreas.
Chronic pancreatitis causes attacks of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting that are worsened by eating or drinking, especially alcohol. The chronic inflammation can cause progressive fibrosis an...
Chronic phase: Refers to the early stages of chronic myelogenous
leukemia. The number of immature, abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow and blood
is higher than normal, but lower than in the accelerated or blast phase....
Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia
Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia: Slowly progressive paralysis of certain eye muscles. Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia is abbreviated CPEO....
Chronic renal failure
Chronic renal failure: Slow progressive loss of kidney function over the span of years, resulting in permanent kidney failure. Chronic kidney disease is common and may go undiagnosed until the process is far advanced and renal failure is on the horizon. People with permanent kidney failure need dial...