noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek syring-, syrinx tube, fistula + New Latin myel- + -ia Date: 1880 a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord associated with sensory disturbances, muscle atrophy, and spasticity • syringomyelic adjective

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  • Syringomyelia — Classification and external resources An idiopathic syrinx. See the thin light grey shape inside the spinal cord, placed at centre in the bottom half of the above image. ICD 10 G …   Wikipedia

  • syringomyelia — [sə riŋ΄gō mī ē′lē ə] n. [ModL < Gr syrinx (see SYRINGE) + myelos, marrow] a chronic, progressive disease of the spinal cord, characterized by the formation of cavities filled with liquid within the spinal cord …   English World dictionary

  • syringomyelia — syringomyelic /seuh ring goh muy el ik/, adj. /seuh ring goh muy ee lee euh/, n. Pathol. a disease of the spinal cord in which the nerve tissue is replaced by a cavity filled with fluid. [1875 80; syringo (comb. form of Gk syrinx SYRINX) + myelia …   Universalium

  • syringomyelia — The presence in the spinal cord of longitudinal cavities lined by dense, gliogenous tissue, which are not caused by vascular insufficiency. S. is marked clinically by pain and paresthesia, followed by muscular atrophy of the hands and analgesia… …   Medical dictionary

  • syringomyelia — n. a disease of the spinal cord in which longitudinal cavities form within the cord, usually in the cervical (neck) region. The centrally situated cavity (syrinx) is especially likely to damage the motor nerve cells and the nerve fibres that… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Syringomyelia — Syringomyélie La syringomyélie est une maladie de la moelle épinière liée au développement d une cavité en son centre qui tend à comprimer et à détruire progressivement la substance grise puis la substance blanche. Sommaire 1 Physiopathologie 2… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • syringomyelia — noun A disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord, possibly leading to stiffness or paralysis. See Also: syrinx …   Wiktionary

  • syringomyelia — n. (Medicine) chronic progressive disease characterized by the formation of fluid filled cavities in the spinal cord (causes motor and sensory disturbances, and paralysis) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • syringomyelia — sy·rin·go·my·e·lia …   English syllables

  • syringomyelia — sy•rin•go•my•e•li•a [[t]səˌrɪŋ goʊ maɪˈi li ə[/t]] n. pat a disease of the spinal cord in which the nerve tissue is replaced by a fluid filled cavity • Etymology: 1875–80; syringo (comb. form of Gk sŷrinx syrinx) +myelia (see myelo , ia) sy•rin… …   From formal English to slang

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