bulbar myelitis


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myelitis

 [mi″ĕ-li´tis]
1. inflammation of the spinal cord; see also poliomyelitis.
2. inflammation of the bone marrow; see also osteomyelitis. adj., adj myelit´ic.
bulbar myelitis that involving the medulla oblongata.

bul·bar my·e·li·tis

inflammation of the medulla oblongata.

bulbar myelitis

Etymology: L, bulbus, swollen root; Gk, myelos, marrow, itis, inflammation
an inflammation of the central nervous system involving the medulla oblongata.

bul·bar my·e·li·tis

(bŭl'bahr mī-ĕ-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the medulla oblongata.

myelitis

1. inflammation of the spinal cord; there are no specific myelitides in animals but myelitis is a significant lesion in listeriosis, equine herpesvirus-1 infection in horses, caprine arthritis-encephalitis, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
2. inflammation of bone marrow (see also osteomyelitis).

bulbar myelitis
that involving the medulla oblongata.
spinal cord myelitis
is most commonly caused by a viral infection, though protozoa and helminth parasites are also significant causes. The signs are weakness through to complete flaccid paralysis, including paralysis of the anus and the tail. See also myelomalacia, encephalomyelitis.