CDC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US agency charged with tracking and investigating public health trends. A part of the US Public Health Services (PHS) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the CDC is based in Atlanta, Georgia. It publishes key health information, including weekly data on all deaths and diseases reported in the US and travelers’ health advisories. The CDC also fields special rapid-response teams to halt epidemic diseases.
CDHR: Center for Devices & Radiological Health, part of the FDA (the US Food & Drug Administration).
Cecum: The first portion of the large bowel, which is situated in the lower-right quadrant of the abdomen. The cecum receives fecal material from the small bowel (ileum), which opens into it. The appendix is attached to the cecum.
- Celiac disease
A disorder resulting from an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains, and present in many foods. Celiac disease causes impaired absorption and digestion of nutrients through the small intestine. Symptoms include frequent diarrhea , weight loss , iron deficiency anemia, osteoporosis . A skin condition dermatitis herpetiformis can be […]
- Celebrity diets
Celebrity diets: Celebrity diets are weight loss plans that are reportedly endorsed by or used by celebrities. There are many different variations of celebrity diets, but most involve severe restriction of carbohydrates and/or calories. Other celebrity diets may involve gimmicks, such as the consumption of specially-formulated drinks or specific combinations of food. None of the […]
- Celiac disease, adult
See Celiac sprue.