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Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1986

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carcinoma

Malignant neoplasia composed of epithelial cells.

 

Related Words
epithelium  ;  malignant  ;  neoplasm

cataplexy

Sudden onset of muscular weakness, often triggered by an emotional stimulus and resulting in falls to the floor; associated with narcolepsy.

 

Related Words
narcolepsy

cataract

An opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye.

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cauda equina syndrome

See lumbosacral stenosis.

 

Related Words
lumbosacral stenosis  ;  syndrome

caudal

Toward the tail.

 


caudal fossa

Cavity in the back part of the skull containing the brainstem and cerebellum.

 

Related Words
brainstem  ;  cerebellum

caudal occipital malformation syndrome (COMS)

Condition where part of the the cerebellum descends through an opening at the base of the skull, putting pressure on both the cerebellum and spinal cord.  Normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow is disrupted and extreme pressure gradients result in fluid accumulations (hydromyelia and/or syringomyelia) within the spinal cordAlso called Chiari-like malformation.

Related Words

cerebellum ; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; hydromyelia ; spinal cord


cell body

A region of a neuron which contains most of the cytoplasm, the nucleus, and other organelles.  It relays impulses from the dendrites to the axon.

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axis  ;  dendrite  ;  neuron

central canal

The cerebrospinal fluid-filled space that runs longitudinally through the entire length of the spinal cord.  It is connected to the ventricular system of the brain

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Related Words

brain ; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; spinal cord ; ventricular system

 


central cord syndrome

Spinal cord injury syndrome associated with damage to the central portion of the spinal cord.  It is characterized by bilateral weakness of distal and proximal muscles in the legs, bladder dysfunction, and a variable degree of sensory loss below the level of injury.

Related Words

distal ; proximal ; spinal cord ; syndrome



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