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Cannabis

   The class of plants that includes marijuana and other hemps.

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Marijuana
Also called marihuana, weed, pot, reefer, grass, dope, ganja, mary jane, and hash. It is the drug most often used worldwide. It is a mix of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Most users roll loose marijuana into a cigarette (called a "joint"). The drug can also be smoked in a water pipe, called a "bong" Some users mix marijuana into food or use it to brew a tea. Hash users either smoke the drug in a pipe or mix it with tobacco and smoke it as a cigarette.



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Cannabinoid
A chemical compound in cannabis. or marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the cannabinoids.

Cannabinoid receptor 1
One of the two known receptors in the endocannabinoid (EC) system associated with the intake of food and tobacco dependency. Blocking the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CNR1) may reduce dependence on tobacco and the craving for food. The gene encoding CNR1 is located in chromosome region 6q14-q15. Also called the CB1 receptor or CB1.

Cannabinoid receptor 2
One of the two known receptors in the endocannabinoid (EC) system. The gene encoding cannabinoid receptor 2 (CNR2) is located on chromosome 1. Also known as the CB2 receptor or CB2.

Cannon Memorial Hospital
The Cannon Memorial Hospital is a hospital in Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

Cannula
Simply a slender tube that can be inserted into a body cavity or duct. During the insertion of the cannula, its lumen (interior) is usually occupied by a trocar, a solid shaft, to stiffen it.



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Callus
1. Localized thickening of the skin. 2. A fibrous band formed around the site of a fracture that seals the ends of the bone together and is then gradually replaced by mature bone.

Calorie
The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree. Commonly used to express the amount of energy-producing value in food.

Calv?-Perthes
A disease in children affecting the growth plate of the head of the thigh, caused by interference in the blood supply.

Candida
The class of yeast that causes thrush and vaginal yeast infections.

Canker
An open sore on the lip or skin inside the mouth.

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Capillary
A small, blood-containing vessel connecting the veins and arteries.

Carbon dioxide
An odorless, colorless gas produced as the end product of aerobic respiration.

Carbon monoxide
An odorless, colorless, poisonous gas produced from the incomplete combustion of carbon. Prevents the blood from carrying oxygen.

Carbuncle
A hard, painful, pus-filled infection of the skin. Carbuncles are larger than boils and frequently have more than one opening.

Carcinogen
A cancer-causing substance.

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