Contagion

Propagation of a disease by contact.

Cornea

The anterior transparent portion of the eye. It is of a horny consistence.

Coryza

Cold in the head.

Coxagra

Inflammation of the hip-joint. Literally, seizure or pain in the.

Coxalgia

Literally pain in the hip; inflammation of the hip-joint.

Cranium

The skull.

Crepitation

Crackling sensation, or noise, such as is caused by pressing the finger upon a part affected with emphysema; by the ends of fractured bones when moved; or by certain salts during calcination.

Crepitant Rhonchus, or Rale

The fine crackling noise heard in consequence of the passage of air through a viscid fluid. It is heard in the first stage of inflammation of the lungs.

Crepitus

Crackling or grating.

Cutaneous

Appertaining to the skin.

Cuticle

The outer or scarf skin.

Cystitis

Inflammation of the bladder.

Deglutition

The act of swallowing.

Delirium

Derangement of the brain, raving.

Depletion

Abstraction of the fluids; generally applied to venesection.

Desiccation

A drying up.

Desquamation

Falling off of the epidermis in form of scales.

Diagnosis

Distinction of maladies.

Diarrhoea

Looseness of the bowels.

Diarrhoea Neonatorum

The same as the above, in infants.

Diathesis

Constitutional tendency.

Dietetic

Relating to diet.

Diplopia

'Affection of the eyes, in which objects appear double or increased in number.

Diuretic Medicines which increase the secretion of urine.

Dorsal

Appertaining to the back.

Drastic Powerful purgatives.

Duodenum

The first intestine after the stomach, so called from its length; the twelve-inch gut.

Dyscrasia.. A morbid condition of the system; adj. Dyscrastic.

Dysecoia

Deafness.

Dysmenorrhoea

Painful menstruation.

Dyspepsia

Indigestion; literally difficulty of appetite.

Dyspnoea

Difficulty of respiration. Shortness of breath.

Dysuria

Difficulty in passing urine.

Effusion

A pouring out or escape of lymph or other secretion.

Emaciation

A falling off in the flesh.

Emetic

Provoking vomiting.

Encephalitis

Inflammation of the brain and membranes.

Endemic

Peculiar to a particular locality.

Enema

A clyster.

Engorgement

Swelling up of.

Enteralgia

Colic.

Enteritis

Inflammation of the intestines.

Ephemeral

Of a day's duration.

Epidemic Diseases arising from general causes.

Epigastrium

The region of the stomach.