myelopathy

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myelopathy

 [mi″ĕ-lop´ah-the]
1. any functional disturbance or pathological change in the spinal cord; often used to denote nonspecific lesions, as opposed to myelitis.
2. pathological bone marrow changes. adj., adj myelopath´ic.
ascending myelopathy myelopathy that progresses along the spinal cord towards the head.
cervical myelopathy compression myelopathy of the cervical spinal cord, a common complication of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
compression myelopathy myelopathy due to pressure on the spinal cord, as from a tumor.
cystic myelopathy syringomyelia.
descending myelopathy myelopathy that progresses along the spinal cord towards the hips.
spondylotic cervical myelopathy myelopathy secondary to encroachment of cervical spondylosis upon a congenitally small cervical spinal canal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·e·lop·a·thy

(mī'ĕ-lop'ă-thē),
1. Disorder of the spinal cord.
2. A disease of the myelopoietic tissues.
[myelo- + G. pathos, suffering]
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myelopathy

A spinal cord disorder. See Vacuolar myelopathy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

my·e·lop·a·thy

(mī'ĕ-lop'ă-thē)
1. Disorder of the spinal cord.
2. A disease of the myelopoietic tissues.
[myelo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Myelopathy

A disorder in which the tissue of the spinal cord is diseased or damaged.
Mentioned in: Cervical Spondylosis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·e·lop·a·thy

(mī'ĕ-lop'ă-thē)
1. Disorder of the spinal cord.
2. A disease of the myelopoietic tissues.
[myelo- + G. pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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