Neuro Words for Nerds

 

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

Term: Dysgeusia

Dysgeusia is impaired or altered...

Term: Risus sardonicus

The latin term risus sarcondicus literally translates to "sardonic smile." It is one of the hallmark features of tetanus, along with...

Terms: Words for nerds crossword

Test your vocabulary on today's Neuro Words for Nerds crossword puzzle!

Term: Postural tremor

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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Term: Conus medullaris

The conical tapered end of the...

Term: Axonotmesis

Axonotmesis is an interruption of the axon and...