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Nervous system terms

Cerebral terms

TermDefinition
cerebral aneurysm the widening or abnormal dilation of a blood vessel in the brain
cerebral angiography procedure used to examine blood vessels in the brain
cerebral arteriosclerosis the hardening of an artery in the brain
cerebral atherosclerosis the hardening of an artery in the brain caused by the buildup of fatty plaque
cerebral atrophy wasting away of brain tissue
cerebral embolism the blockage of a blood vessel in the brain caused by a foreign object (embolus) such as fat or bacteria
cerebral palsy paralysis caused by damage to the area of the brain responsible for movement
cerebral thrombosis the blockage of a blood vessel in the brain caused by a clot
cerebromeningitis inflammation of the brain and meninges
cerebrotomy incision into the brain
Created by: Esselborn 1
 

 



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