Certified nurse-midwife: A person with an AS, BS, or Master’s degree in nursing who has also completed specialized training in midwifery. In the US, certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) must earn certification from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
- Certified midwife
Certified midwife: A midwife who has been certified by her state or national agency for credentialing midwives.
- Certified professional midwife
Certified professional midwife: A midwife who has completed a degree in midwifery at a credentialed educational institution. Abbreviated CPM.
- Ceruloplasmin deficiency
Ceruloplasmin deficiency: A genetic disorder that is due to a lack of ceruloplasmin, a protein that is involved in iron transport. The absence of ceruloplasmin leads to the abnormal deposition of iron in the pancreas (causing diabetes), liver (causing cirrhosis), retina (damaging vision), and brain (causing dementia and Parkinson’s disease). Aggressive treatment with deferoxamine, a […]
Cervical: Having to do with any kind of neck, including the neck on which the head is perched and the neck of the uterus.
- Cervical cancer
Cancer of the entrance to the womb (uterus). The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ, is located in a woman’s lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the […]