Cholangitis: Inflammation of the bile duct. From cholangi-, pertaining to a bile duct + -itis, inflammation. See also: Primary sclerosing cholangitis
cidal: Suffix indicating killing, as in bacteriocidal (capable of killing bacteria) and in suicidal (the killing of oneself).
Cide: Suffix indicating killing or killer, as in bactericide (a solution capable of killing bacteria).
- Cider vinegar diet
Cider vinegar diet: The cedar vinegar diet is a weight loss plan based upon the consumption of one, two, or three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before each meal. The purported “fat burning effects” of consumption of apple cider vinegar have not been scientifically proven, and the cider vinegar diet is not considered a healthy […]
Cigarette: A small roll of finely cut tobacco enclosed in a wrapper of thin paper designed for smoking. “Cigarettes are the only product sold on the free market that, when used as directed, can kill people.” (L Chasan-Taber & M Stampfer, New Engl J Med 2001;345:1841-2) The word “cigarette” is the French diminutive of “cigare” […]
Ciguatera: Seafood poisoning due to ciguatoxin, a toxin acquired by eating fish that have consumed toxic single-celled marine organisms called dinoflagellates or fish that have consumed other fish that have become toxic. When someone eats these fish, they suffer seafood poisoning. Ciguatera can cause gastrointestinal, neuromuscular symptoms and respiratory problems. The gastrointestinal problems include abdominal […]