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CATHETERIZATION
The placement of a tube into the body, usually for drainage reasons.
CERVICAL
Pertaining to the neck.
CHRONIC
Marked by long duration or frequent recurrence: not acute
COMA
unconsciousness from which the patient cannot be aroused - deep and prolonged.
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (CHF)
Heart cannot efficiently pump blood due to previous heart muscle damage.
CORONARY HEART DISEASE
Blood supply to the heart is decreased by the narrowing of coronary arteries.
CONSCIOUS
Mentally awake - responds to stimuli.
CONTUSION
Injury to tissues without skin breakage (bruise).
CONVULSIONS
Involuntary contraction and relaxation of the voluntary muscles.
CROWNING
First appearance of the baby's head in the vaginal opening.
CYANOSIS
Blueness of the skin due to oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues.
DEHYDRATION
Inadequate amount of water in the body tissues.
DELIRIUM
Usually a temporary mental disturbance noted by illusions, wandering speech and hallucinations.
DEPRESSION
Lowered mental and physical activity.
DERMATITIS
Inflammation of the skin.
DIABETES
Body does not regulate blood sugar level properly - usually due to lack of insulin.
DIAPHORESIS
Profuse sweating (diaphoretic).
DIASTOLE
Relaxation phase of heartbeat.
DISORIENTATION
Mental confusion - loss of recognition of time, place of persons.
DYSPNEA
Difficult or laboured breathing.