Complete syndactyly: A condition in which fingers or toes are completely joined together, with the connection extending from the base to the tip of the involved digits.
- Complex partial seizure
Complex partial seizure: A form of partial seizure during which the person loses awareness. The patient does not actually become unconscious, and he or she may carry out actions as complex as walking, talking, or driving. The patient may have physical, sensory, and thought disturbances. When the seizure ends, the patient has no memory of […]
- Complicated grief
Complicated grief: Grief that is complicated by adjustment disorders (especially depressed and anxious mood or disturbed emotions and behavior), major depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder are Complicated grief is identified by the extended length of time of the symptoms, the interference in normal function caused by the symptoms, or by the intensity of […]
- Complications, postoperative
Complications, postoperative: Postoperative problems affecting patients after surgery. Postoperative complications may (or may not) be directly related to the disease for which the surgery was done or to the surgery itself.
Complication: In medicine, an unanticipated problem that arises following, and is a result of, a procedure, treatment, or illness. A complication is so named because it complicates the situation.
- Compound fracture
A fracture in which a bone is sticking through the skin. Also known as an open ‘fracture.