CIC: Completely-in-the-canal (the ear canal). See: Completely-in-the-canal hearing aid. See also: Hearing aid.
- Ci (Curie)
Ci (Curie): Ci is the abbreviation for a Curie, a unit of radioactivity. (Specifically, the quantity of any radioactive nuclide in which the number of disintegrations per second is 3.7 X 10 to the 10th). Named for Marie and Pierre Curie who did pioneering research in radioactivity, distinguished alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, discovered polonium […]
CMG2: Capillary morphogenesis gene 2, a transmembrane protein that is induced during capillary morphogenesis (the development of capillaries). Mutations in CMG2 cause infantile systemic hyalinosis and juvenile hyaline fibromatosis.
- CMV (cytomegalovirus)
CMV (cytomegalovirus): A virus that infects 50-85% of adults in the US by age 40 and is also the virus most frequently transmitted to a child before birth. Persons with symptoms have a mononucleosis-like syndrome with prolonged fever and mild hepatitis. Once a person becomes infected, the virus remains alive and usually dormant within that […]
- CNS (central nervous system)
CNS (central nervous system): That part of the nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system (CNS) is one of the two major divisions of the nervous system. The other is the peripheral nervous system (PNS), that part of the nervous system that lies outside the brain and spinal […]
- CNS prophylaxis
CNS prophylaxis: Chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. CNS prophylaxis is given to kill cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there.