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Glossary for Anterior spinal artery syndrome

  • Back conditions: A group of conditions that affect the back
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Cramps: The painful spasmodic muscular contraction
  • Deafness: Inability to hear sounds.
  • Myelopathy: Myelopathy is any disease process that effects the spinal cord.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neurosyphilis: A complication of untreated syphilis where the infection invades the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and causes a range of neurological symptoms. The condition can be life-threatening but some cases are asymptomatic. There are four forms of the condition: asymptomatic, meningovascular, tabes dorsalis and general paresis.
  • Neurosyphilis -- meningovascular: A complication of untreated syphilis where the infection invades the central nervous system and causes cranial nerve palsies and pupil abnormalities.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Spinal Cord Disorders: Any condition that affects the spinal cord
  • Stabbing pain: a kind of sudden piercing pain
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

 

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