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 […]
A chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Creatinine is produced from creatine, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles. Approximately 2% of the body’s creatine is converted to creatinine every day. Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. The kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and […]
- Creatinine blood test
A test that helps determine whether the kidneys are functioning normally. The kidneys maintain the blood creatinine in a normal range. Creatinine has been found to be a fairly reliable indicator of kidney function. As the kidneys become impaired for any reason, the creatinine level in the blood will rise due to poor clearance by […]