Cranium: The top portion of the skull, which protects the brain. The cranium includes the frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, sphenoid, and ethmoid bones.
Crapulence: Sickness or indisposition resulting from an excess of drinking (or eating). Crapulence is an almost exact synonym for a hangover. See also: Crapulent.
Crapulent: Ill from excessive drinking or eating. Surcharged with liquor, or sick with intemperance. The word comes from the Late Latin crapulentus (very drunk), from the Latin crapula (drunkenness). See: Crapulence.
CRC: 1. Colorectal cancer or colorectal carcinoma. 2. Clinical Research Center. 3. Canadian Research Council.
Cream: A water-soluble medicinal preparation applied to the skin. An ointment differs from a cream in that it has an oil base, as opposed to being water-soluble.
Creatine: A compound the body synthesizes (makes) and then utilizes to store energy. The storage of energy occurs when phosphate molecules are attached to creatine to create creatine phosphate. Creatine phosphate is capable of donating phosphate to ADP in order to make ATP. ATP can then be converted into ADP with release of energy. Creatine […]