birth c., birthing c. A facility that provides prenatal, childbirth, and postnatal care and usually includes family-oriented maternity care concepts and practice.
germinal c. A light staining oval mass in the center of a secondary lymphatic nodule
consisting primarily of large lymphoid cells; a site of antibody synthesis.
optical c. The point of a lens through which passing light rays suffer no angular deviation.
ossif fication c. Any region in which the process of bone formation first begins in a tissue.
reflex c. Any part of the nervous system where the reception of a sensory impression is automatically followed by a motor impulse.
respiratory c.’s Regions in the and pons that coordinate the activity of respiration.
speech c. A unilateral area in the inferior frontal gyrus, associated with articulate speech.
vasomotor c.’s Areas of the central nervous system that control the constriction and dilatation of peripheral blood vessels.
vomiting c. A center in the lower part of the oblongata; its stimulation may cause vomiting.