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abbr. cal, unit of heat energy in the metric system. The measurement of heat is called calorimetry . The calorie, or gram calorie, is the quantity of

Open Cancer

The general term used to refer to a malignant TUMOUR , irrespective of the tissue of origin. ‘Malignancy’ indicates that (i) the tumour is capable of

Open Candidiasis

What Is It? Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans . These fungi are found almost everywhere in the

Open Cannabis

Psychoactive substances obtained from Cannabis sativa or Indian hemp are the oldest euphoriants. Also called marijuana, these substances do not

Open Carbohydrates

In all probability, you are already aware that carbohydrates are a category of food. After all, just about all types of foods, except pure vegetable


A carcinogen is an agent, mixture, or exposure that increases the occurrence of cancer. Carcinogen identification is an activity based on the

Open Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Approximately 16.7 million people die from heart disease each year, with

Open Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive neuropathy (pressure on a nerve causing symptoms) and is characterized by pain, tingling,

Open Carrots

common name for some members of the Umbelliferae, a family (also called the parsley family) of chiefly biennial or perennial herbs of north temperate

Open Cataract

What Is It? The eye's lens is a transparent structure that focuses images on the light-sensitive retina. Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens. They