Coagulopathy - A disease affecting the coagulability of the blood.
Coccobacillus - A short, thick bacterial rod of the shape of an oval or slightly elongated coccus.
Conjunctiva, pl. conjunctivae - The mucous membrane investing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the posterior surface of the lids.
CSF - Abbreviation for cerebrospinal fluid.
Cutaneous - Relating to the skin.
Cyanosis - A dark bluish or purplish coloration of the skin and mucous membrane due to deficient oxygenation of the blood, evident when reduced hemoglobin in the blood exceeds 5 g per 100 ml.
Diathesis -The constitutional or inborn state disposing to a disease, group of diseases, or metabolic or structural anomaly.
Diplopia -The condition in which a single object is perceived as two objects.
Distal - Situated away from the center of the body, or from the point of origin; specifically applied to the extremity or distant part of a limb or organ.
Dysarthria - A disturbance of speech and language due to emotional stress, to brain injury, or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used for speaking.
Dysphagia, dysphagy - Difficulty in swallowing.
Dysphonia - Altered voice production.
Dyspnea - Shortness of breath, a subjective difficulty or distress in breathing, usually associated with disease of the heart or lungs; occurs normally during intense physical exertion or at high altitude.
Ecchymosis - A purplish patch caused by extravasation of blood into the skin, differing from petechiae only in size (larger than 3 mm diameter).
Eczema - Generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin, particularly with vesiculation in the acute stage, typically erythematous, edematous, papular, and crusting; followed often by lichenification and scaling and occasionally by duskiness of the erythema and, infrequently, hyperpigmentation; often accompanied by sensations of itching and burning.