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 celebrity diets has been recommended by medical professionals as a weight loss plan, and these are not considered a healthy way to lose weight.
- Celiac disease, adult
See Celiac sprue.
Cell: The basic structural and functional unit of any living thing. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped in a membrane. There are 100 trillion cells in a human, and each contains all of the genetic information necessary to manufacture a human being. This information is encoded within the cell nucleus […]
- Celiac sprue
Celiac sprue: An immune disorder whereby the small intestine is injured when exposed to gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains. Celiac sprue causes impaired absorption and digestion of nutrients through the small intestine. Symptoms include frequent diarrhea and weight loss. A skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis is sometimes associated. The most accurate […]
- Cell cloning
Cell cloning: The process of producing a group of cells that are genetically identical (clones) to a single ancestral cell.
- Cell cycle
Cell cycle: The sequence of events within the cell between mitotic (cell) divisions. The cell cycle is conventionally divided into five phases: G0 (the gap); G1, (the first gap); S (the synthesis phase, during which the DNA is synthesized and replicated); G2 (the second gap); and M (mitosis). Cells that are not destined to divide […]