Capsule: Capsule has many meanings in medicine including the following:
In medicine, a membranous structure that envelops an organ, a joint, tumor, or any other part of the body. It is usually made up of dense collagen-containing connective tissue.
In pharmacy, a solid dosage form in which the drug is enclosed in a hard or soft soluble container, usually of a form of gelatin.
In microbiology, a coat around a microbe, such as a bacterium or fungus.
Derived from the diminutive of the Latin word “capsa” meaning “box”, a capsule is literally “a little box” and can refer to any encompassing structure or small container.
Capsulitis: Inflammation of the capsule of the lens, joint, liver, or labyrinth. See also: Adhesive capsulitis.
Captioning: The text display of spoken words, presented on a movie screen or a television (or other type of monitor), that allows a deaf or hard-of-hearing viewer to follow the dialogue and the action of a program simultaneously. This is much like providing motion-picture subtitling for a foreign-language film.
- Car booster seat
Car booster seat: A car seat for a child who has outgrown both an infant seat and a toddler seat. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that: All children 12 and under should ride in the back seat. Children over 40 lbs. up to 80 lbs. should […]
Carb: Slang for carbohydrate. Mainly sugars and starches, together constituting one of the three principal types of nutrients used as energy sources (calories) by the body. Carbohydrates can also be defined chemically as neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates come in simple forms such as sugars and in complex forms such as starches […]
- Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Medical
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): a group of bacteria belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family that are especially difficult to treat because of their resistance to certain antibiotics such as carbapenem. E. coli and Klebsiella are examples of Enterobacteriaceae, and this type of bacteria is present normally in the human intestine. Healthy people are typically not affected by […]