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 are permitted.
A running myth suggests that this diet originated at various well-known hospitals, but the diet is not associated with any major medical institution. The Cabbage Soup Diet is not a nutritionally sound weight loss program. Proponents of the diet admit that this program is not suitable for long-term weight loss and recommend that it only be used as a “jump start” to a diet or weight loss program.
CABG: Coronary artery bypass graft; and Coronary artery bypass grafting.
Cachectic: Having cachexia, physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass due to disease. Patients with advanced cancer, AIDS, severe heart failure and some other major chronic progressive diseases may appear cachectic.
Cachexia: General physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass due to a disease. Also known as marasmus.
CADASIL: Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy. An inherited form of vascular dementia that strikes relatively young adults of both sexes and is characterized by multiple strokes, dementia, migraine-like headaches, and psychiatric disturbances. CADASIL is due to mutation of a gene called NOTCH3 located on chromosome 19. Also called hereditary multi-infarct dementia.
Cadaver: A dead human body that may be used by physicians and other scientists to study anatomy, identify disease sites, determine causes of death, and provide tissue to repair a defect in a living human being. Students in medical schools study and dissect cadavers as part of their education. Others who study cadavers include archaeologists […]