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Duritis

Inflammation of the dura mater

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Encephalitis

Inflammation of the brain

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Encephalomalacia

Softening of the brain

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Encephalomyeloradiculitis

Inflammation of the brain, spinal cord and nerve roots

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Gangliitis

Inflammation of the ganglion

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Glioblastoma

Tumor composed of developing glia tissue

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Glioma

Tumor composed of the glia tissue

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Meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges

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Meningocele

Protrusion of the meninges

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Meningomyelocele

Protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord

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Mononeuropathy

Disease affecting a single nerve

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Neuralgia

Pain in a nerve

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Neuritis

Inflammation of a nerve

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Neuroarthropathy

Disease of nerves and joints

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Neuroma

Tumor made up of nerve cells

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Neuropathy

Disease of the nerves

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Poliomyelitis

Inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord

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Polyneuritis

Inflammation of many nerves

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Polyneuropathy

Disease of many nerves, most often occurs as a side effect of diabetes, but may also occur as a result of drug therapy, critical illnesses such as sepsis or carcinoma, exhibiting symptoms of weakness, distal sensory loss and burning

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Radiculitis

Inflammation of the nerve roots

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Radiculopathy

Disease of the nerve roots

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Rhizomeningomyelitis

Inflammation of the nerve root, meninges and spinal cord

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Subdural hematoma

Pertaining to below the dura matter, tumor of blood

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Hematoma

Collection of blood resulting from a broken blood vessel

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