Glossary C

Cumulative-deficit hypothesis refers to the notion that impoverished environments inhibit intellectual growth and that these inhibiting effects accumulate over time.

Cunnilingus refers to the oral stimulation of the female genitals; the act of sexually stimulating the female genitals with the mouth. .
Curanderismo refers to holistic system of healing practiced by Latin Americans and blending spirituality and Western approaches to health and healing.

Curative care is defined as care designed to cure the patient's disease.

Curative factors in group therapy refer to the commonalities among diverse group therapy approaches proposed by Yalom to be the source of the positive treatment effect. These factors include imparting information, instilling hope , universality , altruism , interpersonal learning , imitative behavior , corrective recapitulation of the primary family , catharsis , and group cohesiveness .

Curative surgery refers to the treatment for cancer used to remove the growth.

Cure-oriented medicine refers to medical science and health care primarily designed to cure, reverse the course, or halt/slow the advance of disease or other life-threatening conditions

Current Procedural Terminology Division (CPT) Manual refers to the American Medical Association ’s policy specifying billing codes designed to capture behavioral services provided to patients to address physical health problems.

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