Meningitis: An inflammation of the meninges of the brain or spinal cord.
Which term means inflammation of the brain?
Encephalitis (en-sef-uh-LIE-tis) is inflammation of the brain. There are several causes, but the most common is a viral infection. Encephalitis often causes only mild flu-like signs and symptoms — such as a fever or headache — or no symptoms at all. Sometimes the flu-like symptoms are more severe.
Which term refers to inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord?
Leptomeningitis – Inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord; commonly known as meningitis.
What is an inflammation of the brain or spinal cord group of answer choices?
Inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, is called meningitis; inflammation of the brain itself is called encephalitis. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord. When both the brain and the spinal cord are involved, the condition is called encephalomyelitis.
What is the medical term meaning inflammation of many nerves?
Neuritis, inflammation of one or more nerves.
What is inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord?
Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare condition that affects the nervous system. Inflammation of the gray matter in the spinal cord leads to muscle weakness and paralysis. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is usually caused by infection with a virus.
Which abbreviation relates to the brain and spinal cord?
Related Abbreviations and Acronyms
|ABTA||American Brain Tumour Association|
|CNS||Central nervous system – the brain and spine|
|CSF||Cerebro spinal fluid|
|EANO||European Association for NeuroOncology|
|EEG||Electroencephalogram – brain scan|
What diseases cause lesions on the brain and spinal cord?
What diseases cause brain lesions?
- Stroke, vascular injury, or impaired supply of blood to the brain is perhaps the leading cause of lesions on the brain.
- Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease where brain lesions are located in multiple sites of the brain.
What is the most common demyelinating disease?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In this disorder, your immune system attacks the myelin sheath or the cells that produce and maintain it.
What is the main pathway of information connecting the brain to the body?
The Sensory and Motor Exams. Connections between the body and the CNS occur through the spinal cord. The cranial nerves connect the head and neck directly to the brain, but the spinal cord receives sensory input and sends motor commands out to the body through the spinal nerves.
What is the medical term for disease of the nerve?
Encephalopathy (disease of the brain) Neuropathy (disease of the nerves) -plasia.
What happens when nerves are weak?
Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet. It can also affect other areas and body functions including digestion, urination and circulation.
What is one disease of the nervous system and how does it affect the body?
Disorders of the nervous system
Vascular disorders, such as stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage and hematoma, and extradural hemorrhage. Infections, such as meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and epidural abscess.