acute ascending myelitis


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acute ascending myelitis

Etymology: L, ascendere, to go up; Gk, myelos, marrow, itis, inflammation
a severe inflammation of the spinal cord that extends progressively upward with corresponding interference in nerve functions. See also myelitis.

acute ascending myelitis

Myelitis that moves progressively upward in the spinal cord.
See also: myelitis
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