Neural tube

During development in the womb, the central nervous system first begins to form as a strip of tissue running down the back. This strip then

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Neurological symptoms

These include disturbances of motor functions (e.g. power, strength & co-ordination), alterations of body senses (e.g. sight, hearing or touch) and changes in consciousness (e.g.

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Nystagmus

Abnormal, to-and-fro, movements of the eyes, brought on when they turn to one side or the other, or when looking down. The eyes can move

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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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