Cutaneous syndactyly: A condition in which fingers or toes are joined together and the joining involves only the skin, not the bones.
Cutis: The skin. The word cutis is Latin for skin. See also: Cutis anserina; Cutis laxa.
- Cutis anserina
Cutis anserina: Better known as goose bumps, a temporary local change in the skin when it becomes rougher due to erection of little muscles, as from cold, fear, or excitement. The chain of events leading to this skin change starts with a stimulus such as cold or fear. That stimulus causes a nerve discharge from […]
- Cutis laxa
Cutis laxa: A dermatologic condition characterized by unusually loose skin which may hang in pendulous folds. Cutis laxa is usually a genetic disorder. A mild autosomal dominant form can be caused by mutation in the elastin gene (the ELN gene). Mutations in the gene encoding fibulin-5 (FBLN5) can cause either autosomal dominant or a more […]
Cuts: Severed skin. Washing a cut or scrape with soap and water and keeping it clean and dry is all that is required to care for most wounds. Putting alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and iodine into a wound can delay healing and should be avoided. Seek medical care immediately if you think that you might need […]
- Cutting for the stone
Cutting for the stone: The removal of kidney or bladder stones by surgery. The procedure is today called lithotomy. In the first surgical procedure at the Newcastle Infirmary in 1751, cutting for the stone produced a bladder stone from an Edward Lough, who later gave formal thanks.