Medical Glossary

not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal
the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
spread out; not concentrated in one place
a fast-growing malignant brain tumor composed of spongioblasts; nearly always fatal
situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts
an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata) "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"
a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it
a specialist in oncology
the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors
of or relating to the medical care of children
a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain cord
energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
tumor, tumour, neoplasm an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose