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Cephal-: Prefix indicating the head....
Cephalgia: Headache. (One of those things we all know but that
defies an easy definition.) Literally, headache is an ache in the head. It is pain in the
head. The Greek "algos" means "pain." ...
Cephalgia, histamine: A
distinctive syndrome of headaches, also known as cluster
headache or migrainous neuralgia. The common pattern of
cluster headache is termed "episodic" and is characterized
by 1-3 short attacks of pain each day around the eyes,
clustered over a stretch of 1-2 months, fol...
Cephalic: Relating to the head or the head end of the body. Situated on, in, or near the head. Cephalic is synonymous with cranial, relating to the cranium or head.
The word "cephalic" came from the Middle French "cephalique," from the Latin "cephalicus", from the Greek "kephalikos" meaning head....
Cephalic disorder: A congenital condition that stems from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system. Cephalic is a term that means "head" or "head end of the body." Congenital means the disorder is present at, and usually before, birth.
Causation: Cephalic disorders are not...
Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy: A disorder characterized by painless symmetrical diffuse deposits of fat beneath the skin of the neck, upper trunk, arms and legs.
The condition is thought to be genetic although its exact mode of inheritance is uncertain; it may be a mitochondrial DNA disease. It fre...
Cephaly: Familiar abbreviation of the name of one of the cephalic disorders, a series of congenital condition that stem from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system. Cephalic is a term that means "head" or "head end of the body." Congenital means the disorder is present at,...
ceps: A combining form referring to the head. Derived from the Latin caput, meaning head. See also: Janiceps....
CEPT: Cholesterol ester transfer protein....
Cerclage: Encircling with a ring, loop, wire, or ligature. Cerlage can
be around bone fragments to hold them together. But it usually refers to the cervix. The
word comes from the French "circlage" meaning an encircling....
Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1
Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1: See B virus....
Cerebellar: Pertaining to the cerebellum, the part of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing and other complex motor functions....
Cerebellar ataxia with progressive dementia
Cerebellar ataxia with progressive dementia: See: Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome....
Cerebellum: The portion of the brain in the back of the head
between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing and other complex motor functions....
Cerebral: Pertaining to the brain, the cerebrum or the intellect.
The word "cerebral" was borrowed directly from the French "cerebral" which was derived from "cerebrum" (Latin for the "brain")....