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 […]
Carbo-loading: An eating routine used by some athletes that involves downing large amounts of carbohydrates several days before a potentially exhausting endurance event. Carbo-loading has no known potential benefits for anyone except athletes under these special circumstances. Carbohydrates are nutrients that are used as energy sources (calories) by the body. The other two types of […]