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Cavity

   A hollow place or hole within the body.



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Cavite doctors
All doctors near Cavite, the Philippines. Doctors who can assist a patient in Cavite.

Cavities
Holes in the two outer layers of a tooth called the enamel and the dentin. The enamel is the outermost white hard surface and the dentin is the yellow layer just beneath enamel. Both layers serve to protect the inner living tooth tissue called the pulp, where blood vessels and nerves reside. Small cavities may not cause pain, and may be unnoticed by the patient. Larger cavities can collect food, and the inner pulp of the affected tooth can become irritated by bacterial toxins, foods that are cold, hot, sour, or sweet - causing toothache. Also referred to as caries.

Cavitron
Dental tool that uses high frequency ultrasonic waves to clean teeth

Cavity, abdominal
The cavity within the abdomen, the space between the abdominal wall and the spine.



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
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Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain, numbness and tingling of the fingers caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist.

Cat-scratch fever
A bacterial infection acquired through the scratch of a cat or other animal.

Cauliflower ear
A trauma-induced deformity of the ear caused by repeated cartilage and soft-tissue injury.

Caustic
A chemical that can cause burns.

Cauterize
To purposely burn with a hot instrument or caustic substance to destroy tissue, such as a wart.

Cavity

CBC
Complete blood cell count.

Celiac
Having to do with the abdomen.

Cephalalgia
Headache.

Cerumen
Earwax.

Cervical
Having to do with the neck (cervical spine) or the cervix of the uterus.

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