Glossary: C

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. This causes lung infections and problems with digesting food.


The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed.

Conscious Bias (also known as explicit bias)

A positive or negative inclination or prejudice towards a person, group, especially in a way considered to be unfair.


Prejudice against people belonging to a particular social class.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.