Colony-stimulating factor: A laboratory-made agent that is similar to substances in the body that stimulate the production of blood cells. Abbreviated CSF. Treatment with CSF can help blood-forming tissue recover from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
- Color hearing
Color hearing: A form of chromesthesia in which hearing a musical tone elicits the perception of a color. In one case, an art teacher had a broad range of consistent linkages between tone and color. For her, high octaves tended to evoke lighter color values, while lower octaves elicited darker ones. And rapid major chord […]
Colorblindness: The inability to perceive colors in a normal fashion. The most common forms of colorblindness are inherited as sex-linked (X-linked) recessive traits. Females are carriers and males are affected. As a result, approximately 1 in 8 males is colorblind as compared to less than 1 in 100 females. The most common form of colorblindness […]
- Colorblindness, red-green
Colorblindness, red-green: A form of colorblindness in which red and green are perceived as identical. This is the most common type of colorblindness. It is also known as deuteranomaly, deuteranopia, and Daltonism. The term “Daltonism” is derived from the name of the chemist and physicist, John Dalton (1766-1844). Dalton was born in a village in […]
- Colorectal adenomatous polyposis, recessive
Colorectal adenomatous polyposis, recessive: Autosomal recessive form of colorectal adenomatous polyposis, See: MYH.
- Colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer: A malignant tumor arising from the inner wall of the large intestine (the colon). In the US, colon cancer is the third leading type of cancer in males and the fourth in females. Risk factors for cancer of the colon and rectum (colorectal cancer) include colon polyps, long-standing ulcerative colitis, and genetic family […]