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Diseases » Glioma » Glossary
 

Glossary for Glioma

  • Astrocytoma: A malignant tumour of the nervous system composed of astrocytes.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • 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.
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Eye movement symptoms: Symptoms affecting the movement of the eye
  • Facial palsy: A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of the face becomes suddenly paralysed.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Microcephaly immunodeficiency lymphoreticuloma: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, reduced immunity and increased risk of cancer. There are a wide range of other abnormalities and symptoms that can occur.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • 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.
  • Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a small head, reduced immunity and increased risk of cancer. There are a wide range of other abnormalities and symptoms that can occur.
  • Oligodendroglioma: Slow-growing brain tumor
  • Spinal Cord Disorders: Any condition that affects the spinal cord
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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