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Standard; generally accepted.

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cantharides

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(kan-thar′ĭ-dēz″, kan′thă-ris) sing., cantharis [Gr. kantharis, beetle + eidos, form, shape] Dried insects of the species Cantharis vesicatoria; poisonous if taken internally in large doses. It was formerly used externally as a counterirritant and vesicant, and internally for its supposed aphrodisiac effect. It is no longer used. SYN: Spanish fly. cantharidal (kan-thăr′ĭd-ăl), adj.

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Cantharis

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(kăn′thă-rĭs) A genus of beetles, C. vesicatoria, known as Spanish fly. SEE: cantharides.

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canthectomy

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(kăn-thĕk′tō-mē) [Gr. kanthos, angle, + ektome, excision] Excision of a canthus.

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canthi

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(kăn′thī) Pl. of canthus.

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canthitis

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(kăn-thī′tĭs) [″ + itis, inflammation] Inflammation of a canthus.

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cantholysis

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(kăn-thŏl′ĭ-sĭs) [″ + lysis, dissolution] Incision of an optic canthus of an eye to widen the palpebral slit.

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canthoplasty

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(kăn′thō-plăs″tē) [″ + plassein, to form] 1. Plastic surgery of an optic canthus. 2. Enlargement of the palpebral fissure by division of the external canthus.

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canthorrhaphy

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(kăn-thor′ă-fē) [″ + rhaphe, seam, ridge] Suturing of a canthus.

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canthotomy

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(kăn-thŏt′ō-mē) [″ + tome, incision] Surgical division of a canthus.

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canthus

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(kăn′thŭs) pl. canthi [Gr. kanthos, angle] The angle at either end of the slit between the eyelids; the lateral canthus (commissura palpebrarum lateralis) and the medial canthus (commissura palpebrarum medialis). canthal (-thăl), adj.

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Cantor tube

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(kăn′tĕr toob, tūb) Intestinal tube.

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Cantrell pentalogy

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(kan′trĕl) A rare congenital condition developing during embryogeny in which defects occur in the formation of the upper abdomen and lower chest, resulting in omphalocele, ectopic location of the heart, sternal malformation, and other anomalies. The defects are sometimes amenable to surgical repair.

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CANUTEC

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Canadian Transport Emergency Centre.

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CaO

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Calcium oxide.

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CaO2

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The content of oxygen in arterial blood.

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cao gio

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(kow′jē′ō) [Vietnamese cao gió, strip wind] Coining.

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Ca(OH)2

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Calcium hydroxide.

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CAOT

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Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (a professional society for promoting occupational therapy through education, research, certification programs, and standards of practice).

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CAP

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College of American Pathologists.

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1cap

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[L. capere, to take] capiat, let (the patient) take, used as a direction in writing prescriptions.

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2cap

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(kap) [L. cappa, hood] 1. A covering. SYN: tegmentum. 2. The ...

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