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sympathetic division

Part of the autonomic system that tends to stimulate bodily activities, particularly those involved with coping with stressful situations (fight, fear or flight); preganglionic fibers arise from the lateral horns of the spinal segments T1-L2.

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autonomic system  ; fiber ; lateral ; preganglionic ; spinal cord ; spine


symptom

Any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease; it is subjective evidence, as opposed to objective indicators (signs) that a doctor finds upon examination.

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disease  ;  sign

synapse

The junction between neurons and their target cells at which an impulse is transmitted by either electrical or chemical means; the two cells are separated by a small gap called the synaptic cleft.

 
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neuron

syncope

Temporary loss of consciousness (fainting) that results from inadequate blood supply to the brain.

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blood  ;  brain

syndrome

A condition based on a set of signs/symtpoms that occur together.

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sign  ;  symptom

synovial fluid

A viscous substance produced by certain membranes to lubricate joints and tendons.

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syrinx

A divirticulum that forms in the spinal cord due to obstruction of the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

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cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ; diverticulum ; spinal cord


temporal lobe

One of 4 well-defined portions (i.e. lobes) of each of the cerebral hemisphere that is located lateral and below the occipital and frontal lobes; controls the senses of hearing and smell and associated with memory.

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cerebral hemisphere ; frontal lobe ; lateral ; lobe ; occipital lobe


tesla

Unit of measurement that determines the strength of a magnet.  The magnets used in MRI for general medical purposes are predominantly between 1.0-1.5 tesla and up to 3.0 for certain specialty uses. 

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magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

 



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