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Cranial nerve VI; motor neuron controlling the lateral rectus muscles (lateral eye movement) and retractor bulbi muscles (retraction of the eyeball).
Premature degeneration of tissues or organs potentially leading to loss of function; applied especially to hereditary diseases of late onset.
A localized collection of pus in a cavity formed by the disintegration of tissues usually from infection. It is a defensive reaction by the body’s immune system to prevent the spread of infectious or foreign materials (e.g. bacteria, parasites, splinters) to other parts of the body.
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A generalized seizure characterized by a brief loss of conciousness with a specific EEG pattern; uncommon in animals.
electroencephalography (EEG) ; generalized seizure ; petit mal seizure ; seizure
Cranial nerve XI; controls swallowing movements.
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A cholinergic neurotransmitter in the central and autonomic nervous systems; it has many functions, including playing an important role in memory and as a stimulatory neurotransmitter which causes muscles to contract when released from nerves.
autonomic system ; central nervous system (CNS) ; cholinergic ; nerve ; neurotransmitter
A benign tumor of the myelin forming cells, called Schwann cells, of the vestibulocochlear nerve resulting in hearing loss.
benign ; myelin ; Schwann cell ; tumor ; vestibulocochlear nerve
The electrical signal which rapidly propagates along the axon of nerve cells as well as over the surface of some muscle and glandular cells and leads to stimulation of desired effect. It is the result of a change in flow of ions across the membrane due to voltage-activated ion channels.
Having a rapid onset and relatively severe course.
Malignant tumor derived from glandular tissue.
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