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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


central nervous system (CNS)

The brain and spinal cord.  In vertebrates, the brain is protected by the skull and the spinal cord is protected by vertebrae and both are covered by meninges.

Related Words

brain ; meninges ; nervous system ; spinal cord ; vertebra


cephalic

Relating to the head.

  


cerebellar abiotrophy

A disease resulting in premature degeneration of the cells in the cerebellum and leading to balance and coordination problems; likely caused by a metabolic defect.

 Related Words

abiotrophy  ;  cerebellum  ;  metabolic

cerebellar hypoplasia

A congenital disorder where the cerebellum does not form or mature normally before birth, causing signs related to poor balance and incoordination.

 

Related Words
cerebellum  ;  hypoplasia  ;  sign

cerebellitis

Inflammation of the cerebellum.

 

Related Words
cerebellum  ;  inflammation

cerebellomedullary cistern

The opening in the subarachnoid space of the brain created by a separation of the arachnoid and pia mater. This large space is filled with cerebrospinal fluid and located between the cerebellum and medulla.  This is where the needle is inserted and cerebrospinal fluid withdrawn during a cervical spinal tap.

Related Words

arachnoid ; cerebellum ; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; cervical ; medulla oblongata ; pia ; spinal tap ; subarachnoid space



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