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cerebrospinal

pertaining to the brain and spine or spinal cord

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encephalitis

inflammation of the brain

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glioma

tumor composed of neurological tissue

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meningocele

hernia of the meninges through the skull or vertebral column

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meningoma

tumor composed of meninges

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Myelomeningocele

hernia or the meninges and spinal cord

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myelalgia

pain in spinal cord

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neurolysis

destruction of nerve

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epilepsy

seizure disorder

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aphasia

absence of speech

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dysphagia

difficulty speaking

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hemiparesis

paralysis of half the body

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paraplegia

paralysis of the lower half of body(both legs)

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quadriplegia

paralysis of all four extremities

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amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

condition of hardening on the ride without muscle growth

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encephalomyelitis

inflammation of the brain and spinal cord

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meningitis

inflammation of the meninges

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epidural

pertaining to around the dura mater

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anesthesia

without feeling

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hematoma

tumor composed of blood

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CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

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hydrocephalus

condition of water in the head

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ventriculoperitoneal shunt

treatment for hydrocephalus

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electroencephalography (EEG)

recording the electrical currents of the brain

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Anencephaly

absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp that occurs during embryonic development.

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Spina bifida occulta

Incomplete closure of one or more vertebrae without protrusion of spinal cord or meninges. Spinal cord is covered with a layer of skin.

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spina bifida meningocele

hernia of the meninges

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spina bifida myelomeningocele

hernia of the meninges and spinal cord