Neuro Words for Nerds

 

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

Term: Kindling

Process in which repeated low-level, subconvulsive, electrical or chemical stimulation lowers the...

Term: Repetitive nerve stimulation

Repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) is a form of motor nerve conduction study in which...

Term: Osmotic myelinolysis

Dissolution of the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers due to...

Term: Dermatome

A cutaneous region that is supplied by...

Term: Pneumocephalus

Pneumocephalus is the presence of gas (usually air) in the...

Term: Otoacoustic emission

The cochlea doesn't just receive and transmit sounds, it can also produce sounds.

Term: Hypnagogic myoclonus

Hypnagogic myoclonus is a form of physiologic myoclonus characterized by...

Crossword #3

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Term: Aphonia

Aphonia is an inability to speak due to...

Term: Nerve

A cordlike bundle of fibers that conveys motor or sensory information between...

Term: Oligodendrocyte

Oligodendrocytes (a.k.a., oligos) are one of the types of neuroglial cells whose main function is...

Term: Statoconia

Microscopic crystalline bodies made of calcium carbonate and protein that are...