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(en·ceph·a·lo·du·ro·ar·te·ri·o·syn·an·gi·o·sis) (en-sef?schwa]-lo-du²ro-ahr-te²re-o-sin-an-je-o¢sis) a surgical treatment for moyamoya disease, consisting of transfer of a pedicle graft containing the superficial temporal artery onto the pia mater. In time, arterial linkages form between donor scalp artery branches and recipient brain surface artery branches to revascularize the cerebrum.
(en·ceph·a·lo·dys·pla·sia) (en-sef?schwa]-lo-dis-pla¢zh[schwa]) any congenital anomaly of the brain.
(en·ceph·a·log·ra·phy) (en-sef?schwa]-log¢r[schwa]-fe) [encephalo- + -graphy] radiography demonstrating the intracranial fluid-containing spaces after the withdrawal of cerebrospinal fluid and introduction of air or other gas; it includes pneumoencephalography and ventriculography.
(en·ceph·a·loid) (en-sef?schwa]-loid) [encephalo- + -oid] 1. resembling the brain or brain substance. 2. medullary carcinoma.
(en·ceph·a·lo·lith) (en-sef?schwa]-lo-lith? [encephalo- + -lith] a brain calculus.
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dialysis encephalopathy:
a degenerative disease of the brain associated with long-term use of hemodialysis, marked by speech disorders and constant myoclonic jerks, progressing to global dementia, with associated psychological changes; it is often accompanied by osteomalacia and is due to high levels of aluminum in the water used in the dialysis fluid or to aluminum-containing compounds given to control phosphorus levels. Called also progressive dialysis e. and dialysis dementia.
eastern equine encephalomyelitis:
(EEE) a form of equine encephalomyelitis that occurs in the United States from New Hampshire west to Wisconsin and south to Texas, as well as in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and parts of Central and South America. In humans it affects mainly children and the elderly; symptoms are fever, headache, and nausea followed by drowsiness, convulsions, and coma. Mortality is high in both humans and horses. Called also eastern equine encephalitis.
equine encephalomyelitis:
a type of encephalomyelitis in horses and mules, caused by an alphavirus and spread to humans by mosquitoes; it occurs in summer epizootics in the Western Hemisphere. Three forms are recognized: eastern equine e., western equine e., and Venezuelan equine e. Called also equine encephalitis. See also under virus.
equine encephalomyelitis virus:
a group of arbovirus species of the genus Alphavirus, each named for the type of encephalomyelitis it causes in horses, other equines, and humans; they have a reservoir of infection in birds and transmission by mosquitoes. Included are eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus, western equine encephalomyelitis virus, and Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus.
frontal encephalocele:
encephalocele in the region of the frontal bone; seen more commonly in Asia and Africa than in the Western Hemisphere.
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