Hydrocephalus

Meaning “water on (or in) the brain”, this word refers to an anatomical state in which there is an abnormally large volume of cerebrospinal fluid

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Hydromyelia

Meaning “water within the spinal cord”, this word is synonymous with syringomyelia, although some authorities do make a distinction between the two terms. Some say

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Hyperhidrosis

This is abnormally excessive sweating, occurring when it is not needed for physiological reasons, such as with the body warming-up with exercise. It is a

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Glossary

The Charity appreciates that hospital specialists will almost inevitably use some medical jargon at times, even when they are trying to explain medical matters in lay terminology. The table below lists many of the medical terms that are likely to be used, from time-to-time, by doctors, when they are talking to patients, or in composing medical correspondence. It is hoped that our explanation of the meaning of these terms throws at least some light on matters.

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Autumn Meeting

The Autumn 2023 Meeting was a great success with old friends meeting up again and new friendships being made.

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