Cauda equina

This anatomical term, literally translated from Latin as “horse’s tail”, refers to the leash of nerves that extend from the lower-most part of the spinal

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The word cauda is Latin for “tail”. A syringomyelia cavity which is seen to enlarge progressively downward is expanding in a caudal direction.

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The Latin word for the brain is cerebrum. The equivalent term derived from Greek is cephalo-. If we talk of a syringomyelia cavity expanding in

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Cerebrospinal fluid

This clear, water-like fluid forms, for the most part, within the brain, more specifically inside the ventricles of the brain. Blood flows through structures inside

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The word cervix means neck. We all have a neck, holding up our head. Ladies, in addition, have a neck (cervix) to their womb. The

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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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