Auscultation

The detection of symptoms by the ear in disease.

Biliary

Connected with the secretion of bile. Blepharitis. Inflammation of the eyelids. Borborygmus. Rumbling in the intestines, caused by flatus or wind. Bronchia; Bronchi. The tubes into which the trachea or windpipe divides. Bronchitis. Inflammation of the ramifications of the windpipe. Bulimy; Bulimia. Canine, or excessive hunger.

Cadaverous

Resembling, a corpse.

Cecum

The blind gut; so called from its being perforated at one end only.

Canthus

The angle of the eye.

Carcinoma

Cancer, adj. Carcinomatous.

Cardialgia

Spasm of the stomach.

Carditis

Inflammation of the heart.

Caries

Ulceration of the bones.

Carphologia

Picking at the bed-clothes.

Cartilage

Gristle.

Catamenia

The menstrual flux.

Catarrh

Cold; used also to express inflammation of the mucous membrane.

Catarrhal Ophthalmia

Simple inflammation of the conjunctiva.

Cathartic

Purgative.

Cellular Tissue

The fine netlike membrane enveloping or connecting most of the structures of the human body.

Cephalgia

Headache.

Cephalic Pertaining to the head.

Cerebral

Appertaining to the brain.

Cervical

Belonging to the neck.

Cessatio Mensium

Discontinuance of the menstrual flux.

Chlorosis

Green sickness.

Chronic

Long continued, in contradistinction to acute.

Cicatrix, plur

Cicatrices. A scar, left after the healing of a wound, etc.

Clavi Pedis

Corns.

Clonic Spasm

A spasm which is not of long duration. It is opposed to tonic spasm, which see.

Coagula

Clots of blood.

Coagulable Lymph

The term given to the fluid which is slowly effused into wounds, and afterwards forms the uniting medium or cicatrice.

Colic Griping in the intestines.

Collapse

Failing of vitality.

Colliquative

Excessive discharge of any secretion.

Coma

Drowsiness.

Coma Somnolentium

Drowsiness, with relapse on being roused.

Comatose

Drowsy.

Compress

Soft lint, linen. etc. folded together so as to form a pad, for the purpose of being placed, and secured by means of a bandage, on parts which require pressure.

Congestio ad Caput

Determination of blood to the head.

Congestio ad Pectus

Determination of blood to the chest.

Congestion

Overfullness of the blood-vessels of some particular organ.

Conglobate Glands

Glands of a globular form, composed of a texture of lymphatic vessels. They have no excretory duct.

Conjunctiva

The membrane lining the eyelids, and extending over the forepart of the eyeballs.