Neuro Words for Nerds

 

Each week’s Neuro Words for Nerds post defines a neurology term, its pronunciation, etymology, and clinical relevance.
 

Term: Postural tremor

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A tremor that occurs with the maintenance of a posture or position against...

Term: Interthalamic adhesion

The interthalamic adhesion is a round/oval connection between the right and left...

Term: Ictus

Read more about the ictus and other phases of seizures.

Term: Craniectomy

A craniectomy is a surgical procedure in which the...

Term: Choroid plexus

Tufts of epithelial-lined capillaries that...

Term: Ependymoma

Ependymoma: a tumor arising from the...

Term: Nephroblastoma

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Want to know how a kidney tumor relates to neurology? Check out this post!

Term: Conus medullaris

The conical tapered end of the...

Term: Axonotmesis

Axonotmesis is an interruption of the axon and...

Term: Rhombencephalon

The rhombencephalon is the portion of the developing embryonic brain that gives rise to...

Term: Substantia grisea centralis

The term substantia grisea centralis translates literally to central grey substance. Read more about this region's interesting functions.

Term: Bregma

The bregma is the point of crossing of the...