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chemistry panel

A laboratory test to evaluate the general health of a patient by looking at several areas or parts of the blood (e.g. electrolytes).  The test is performed on serum.

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serum

Chiari-like malformation

See caudal occipital malformation syndrome.

 


chlorinated hydrocarbons

A class of persistent, broad-spectrum insecticides that linger in the environment and accumulate in the food chain.

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cholinergic

Relating to nerve cells or fibers that employ choline (acetylcholine) as their neurotransmitter, i.e. the parasympathetic nerve endings.

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acetylcholine (Ach) ; nerve ; neurotransmitter ; parasympathetic division


choroid plexus

Structure located in each of the four ventricles of the brain that secretes cerebrospinal fluid.

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brain ; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; plexus ; ventricles


choroid plexus papilloma

A tumor located in the ventricular system of the choroid plexus which can restrict cerebrospinal fluid flow and increase intracranial pressure.

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cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; choroid plexus ; intracranial pressure ; papilloma ; tumor ; ventricular system


chronic

Persisting over a long period of time.

 


cingulate gyrus

Cortical component of the limbic system located on the medial aspect of the hemisphere dorsal to the corpus callosum.  It is involved in emotional and cognitive processing.

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cerebral hemisphere ; corpus callosum ; cortical ; dorsal ; limbic system ; medial


circling

Compulsively walking in a circle; can be a sign of forebrain or vestibular disease.

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forebrain  ;  vestibular disease

cisterna

A cavity or sac serving as a reservoir for fluid such as lymph or cerebrospinal fluid.

 

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cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)


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