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, and is often associated with inadequate surgical margins.
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).
- Center for Devices & Radiological Health
Center for Devices & Radiological Health: Abbreviated CDRH. Part of the FDA (the US Food & Drug Administration).
- Center, trauma
Center, trauma: A specialized facility in a hospital that is designed to provide diagnostic and treatment services for trauma patients with physical injuries. Traumatology is the branch of surgery which deals with trauma patients. “Trauma” is the Greek word for “a wound” (and also for “damage or defeat”).
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The US agency charged with tracking and investigating public health trends. The stated mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commonly called the CDC, is “To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.” A part of the U.S. Public Health […]