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A spreading bacterial infection underneath the skin surface characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Cellulitis commonly appears in areas where there is a break in the skin.
Celsus: (1st century A.D.) Aulus (Aurelius) Cornelius Celsus. Roman encyclopedist whose only surviving work, De Medicina, was rediscovered and printed early in the Renaissance and became influential. His four classical signs of inflammation — calor, dolor, rubor, and tumor (heat, pain, redness, and swelling) — are still useful today.
- Cemento-ossifying fibroma
Cemento-ossifying fibroma: A hard fibrous growth that continues to enlarge, sometimes to very significant size, unless treated, most frequently seen in the jaw or mouth, sometimes in connection with a fracture or another type of injury. Treatment is by surgery. After excision of the primary tumor, local recurrence develops in 25% to 44% of patients, […]
Centenarian: Someone who is 100 or more years old. Someone 110 years old and over (no upper limit) may also be referred to as a supercentenarian. See also: Age by decade.
- Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research: Abbreviated CBER. Part of the FDA (the US Food & Drug Administration).