Chemosis: Swelling around the iris (the colored circle that surrounds the pupil) due to edema (swelling) of the bulbar conjunctiva (the clear membrane that coats the outer surface of the eye).
a treatment period is followed by a recovery period, then another treatment period, and so on. Usually a patient has chemotherapy as an outpatient at the hospital, at a doctor’s office or clinic, or at home. However, depending on which drugs are given and the patient’s general health, the patient may need to stay in […]
- Chemotherapy, adjuvant
Chemotherapy, adjuvant: Chemotherapy given after removal of a cancerous tumor to further help in treatment. Many chemotherapy drugs are most effective after the majority of the tumor has been removed.
- Chemotherapy, topical
Chemotherapy, topical: Treatment with an anticancer drug in a lotion, ointment or cream that is applied to the skin.
- Chen, Zhong Wei
Chen, Zhong Wei: (1929-2004) Chinese surgeon considered the “father of replantation.” Dr. Chen was the first to reattach a severed hand with success which he did in 1963.
Cherubism: A genetic disorder of childhood that leads to prominence of the lower face and an appearance reminiscent of the cherubs portrayed in Renaissance art. Cherubism is inherited as an autosomal dominant condition. The gene responsible for cherubism is called SH3BP2 (for SH3-domain binding protein 2). Exactly how a mutation in SH3BP2 leads to cherubism […]