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Medical Terms and Meaning

Cannabinoids - they activate CB receptors and are made in your body, cannabis or labs.

Cannabinomimetic – acts like a cannabinoid

Capacitation - chemical changes in a sperm that let it fertilize an egg.

Carcinoma - cancer

Cachexia – severe wasting away due to illness

Caveolae - little caves or pits in the cell membrane that trap fluids

CCK – an intestinal hormone that tell you that you are full and satisfied

Cell oncosis – the cells fill with water and calcium, their proteins denature, and they die.

Central nervous system/CNS - the brain and spinal cord

Chemotaxis - the movement of a cell or bacteria toward, or from a stimulus (food or a poison)

Cholinergics - drugs that inhibit, enhance, or mimic the action of acetylcholine

Chondrocytes - the only kind of cells found in healthy cartilage

Chronic – long term

Cirrhosis – scarring (usually) of the liver, impairing function

Claustrum - a thin, irregular, sheet of neurons attached to the bottom of the brain’s neocortex

Cogeners - related chemicals

Colocalize - to occur together in the same cell.

Corticolimbic circuits - brain circuits that control cognitive and emotional behavioral processes.

COX-2 - a key enzyme that oxidizes Anandamide

Cross tolerance – tolerance to a drug causes tolerance to another, similar, drug

Cryofixed - frozen with liquid nitrogen for electron microscopic examination

Cutaneous – pertaining to the skin

Cytotoxic – poisonous to living cells