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Cerebral

Referring to the cerebrum.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

The clear fluid made in the ventricular cavities of the brain that bathes the brain and spinal cord. It circulates through the ventricles and the subarachnoid space.

Cerebrum

The largest area of the brain, the cerebrum occupies the uppermost part of the skull. It consists of two halves called hemispheres. Each half of the cerebrum is further divided into four lobes: frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital.

Chemotherapy

Treatment of disease by means of chemical substances or drugs; usually used in reference to neoplastic (cancer) disease.

Circumscribed

Having a border, localized.

Claustrophobic

A morbid fear of being in a confined place.

Clinical

That which can be observed in patients. Research that uses patients to test new treatments, as opposed to laboratory testing or research in animals.

Clinical Cooperative Group

A group of academic institutions and treatment centers cooperating to perform clinical research and clinical trials.

CNS

Central Nervous System.

CO

Childhood onset: adult patients with growth hormone deficiency from childhood.

Colonoscope

An instrument which allows visualization of the inside of the colon.

Colonoscopy

Procedure to examine the colon and rectal tissues by means of an instrument known as a colonoscope.

Congenital

Existing before or at birth.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

21-hydroxylase deficiency (also known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia)

Contrast Agent, Contrast Medium

Substances used in radiography that allow visualization of certain tissues.

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