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Diseases » Brain tumor, adult » Glossary
 

Glossary for Brain tumor, adult

  • Adult conditions: Medical conditions affecting adults, rather than children.
  • Astrocytoma: A malignant tumour of the nervous system composed of astrocytes.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Ependymoma: A tumor that occurs in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms vary according to the aggressiveness, size and exact location of the tumor.
  • Glioma: A rare type of tumor that occurs from glial cells that make up the central nervous system. These tumors usually occur in the brain but can also occur in the spinal cord and other nerves such as the optic nerve. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Moodiness: Inappropriate moods or excessive mood changes
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neurological system tumors: Tumors of the nerves or neurological system, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Personality change: Change in a person's behavior and personality
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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