Cyclosporiasis: Infection with the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. See: Cyclospora infection.
Cyclothymia: A form of bipolar disorder in which the mood swings are less severe. See also bipolar disease.
Cylindroma: A benign tumor of skin adnexa such as the sweat gland, arising as a nodule on the scalp and, less often, the face or limbs. Cylindromas may cover the scalp and so are called turban tumors. See: Familial cylindromatosis.
Cymbalta: Brand name for duloxetine hydrochloride, a drug approved by the FDA to treat major depresssion in adults and to manage the pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage in diabetes. The drug acts as a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers, believed […]
Cynophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of dogs. Sufferers from cynophobia experience anxiety even though they realize that most dogs pose no threat. To avoid dogs, they may barricade yards or refuse to travel except in an enclosed vehicle. “Cynophobia” is derived from the Greek “kyon” (dog) and “phobos”(fear).
Cyst: A closed sac or capsule, usually filled with fluid or semisolid material.