Cephalic: Relating to the head or the head end of the body. Situated on, in, or near the head. Cephalic is synonymous with cranial, relating to the cranium or head.
The word “cephalic” came from the Middle French “cephalique,” from the Latin “cephalicus”, from the Greek “kephalikos” meaning head.
- Cephalic disorder
Cephalic disorder: A congenital condition that stems from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system. Cephalic is a term that means “head” or “head end of the body.” Congenital means the disorder is present at, and usually before, birth. Causation: Cephalic disorders are not necessarily caused by a single factor, but may […]
- Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy
Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy: A disorder characterized by painless symmetrical diffuse deposits of fat beneath the skin of the neck, upper trunk, arms, and legs. The condition is genetic and is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. Also known as multiple symmetrical lipomatosis, Launois-Bensaude syndrome, Madelung disease, and familial benign cervical lipomatosis.
Cerclage: Encirclement with a ring, loop, wire, or ligature. Cerclage can be done around bone fragments to hold them together, but it usually refers to an operation performed on the cervix to prevent a miscarriage.
Cerebellar: Pertaining to the cerebellum, the part of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem.
- Cerebellar ataxia with progressive dementia
Cerebellar ataxia with progressive dementia: See: Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome.