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cranial nerve nuclei

Collection of neurons in the brainstem that form synapses associated with one or more cranial nerves. Lesions of the cranial nerve nuclei can lead to signs resembling those associated with the particlular cranial nerve.  All the nuclei, except that which supplies the trochlear nerve (CN IV), supply nerves to to the same side of the body.

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brainstem ; cranial nerves ; nerve ; neuron ; sign ; synapse ; trochlear nerve


cranial nerves

Nerves which are attached to the brain and pass through the openings of the skull--cranial nerve 8 (the vestibulocochlear nerve) does not leave the skull.  There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves, symmetrically arranged so that they are distributed mainly to the structures of the head and neck.

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brain ; nerve ; vestibulocochlear nerve


cranial sinuses

See dural venous sinuses.

 

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dural venous sinuses

craniectomy

Surgical removal of a section of bone from the skull for the purpose of operating on the underlying tissues or relieving intracranial pressure, in which the bone is not replaced at the end of the procedure.

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intracranial pressure

craniotomy

Surgical removal of a section of bone from the skull for the purpose of operating on the underlying tissues, in which the bone is replaced at the end of the procedure.

 


cryptococcosis

A disease caused by a type of yeast-like fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans) which could involve the skin, lungs and other parts but especially the brain and meninges.

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brain ; disease ; fungus ; meninges ; yeast


Cushing's disease

A condition characterized by abnormally increased activity of the cortex of the adrenal gland resulting in overproduction of steroid hormones; also called hyperadrenocorticism.

 

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adrenal gland

cyanotic

Characterized by bluish discoloration of skin and mucous membranes due to significantly reduced amount of hemoglobin in the blood.

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blood

cyst

A closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue.  It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. Once formed, the cyst will remain in the tissue permanently and can be removed by surgery and by taking medication that will dissolve the "sac".

 


cystitis

Inflammation of the urinary bladder.

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inflammation


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