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degenerative myelopathy

A progressive disease of the spinal cord resulting in ataxia and paresis of the limbs; similar to multiple sclerosis in humans in that they both destroy myelin fibers in the spinal cord.


demyelination

Destruction or loss of the myelin sheath surrounding axons; results in impaired nerve impulse conduction.

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Related Words

axon  ;  myelin  ;  nerve

denervation

Loss of nerve supply.

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nerve

dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin having many causes such as direct contact with an irritating substance, an allergic reaction, bacterial infection or malnutrition. Signs include redness, itching, and sometimes, blistering.

 

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bacteria  ;  infection  ;  inflammation

dermatome

The area of skin supplied with afferent nerve fibers by a single dorsal spinal root.

Related Words

afferent ; dorsal ; nerve ; nerve root


diabetes

Condition caused by insulin deficiency or dysfunction resulting in increased glucose in the blood.
 
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blood

DICOM

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine; the standard software format used to process, store, print, and transmit (and exchange) medical imaging information.

 


diencephalon

The "relay center" of the brain where all information passes into and out of the cerebral cortex.  The caudal part of the forebrain (comprised of the hypothalamus, thalamus, metathalamus, subthalamus and epithalamus) and the rostral portion of the brainstem.

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Related Words

brain ; brainstem ; caudal ; cerebral cortex ; forebrain ; hypothalamus ; rostral ; subthalamus ; thalamus


disease

An abnormal condition which impairs bodily function.

 



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