Limping. From the Latin claudicare, which means ‘to limp.’ The Roman emperor Claudius was so named because he limped, probably because of a birth defect.
- Claudication, intermittent
Pain in the calf that comes and goes, typically felt while walking, and usually subsiding with rest. Intermittent claudication can be due to temporary artery narrowing due to vasospasm, permanent artery narrowing due to atherosclerosis, or complete occlusion of an artery to the leg. The prognosis is generally favorable because the condition often stabilizes or […]
Claustrophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of closed spaces, of being closed in or being shut in, as in elevators, tunnels, or any other confined space. The fear is excessive (and quite common). The word “claustrophobia” is an amalgam made from the Latin “claudere”, to shut + the Greek “phobis”, fear.
- Claudication, venous
Claudication, venous: Limping and/or pain resulting from inadequate venous drainage.
Clavus: Synonymous with corns. The word “clavus” is the Latin word for nail.
Clavicle: The bone extending from the breastbone (sternum) at the base of the front of the neck to the shoulder.