myelitis

myelitis
n.
1) an inflammatory disease of the spinal cord. The most usual kind (transverse myelitis) most often occurs during the development of multiple sclerosis, but it is sometimes a manifestation of encephalomyelitis, when it can occur as an isolated attack. The inflammation spreads more or less completely across the tissue of the spinal cord, resulting in a loss of its normal function to transmit nerve impulses up and down. It is as though the spinal cord had been severed: paralysis and numbness affects the legs and trunk below the level of the diseased tissue.
2) inflammation of the bone marrow.

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  • Myelitis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G04 G05 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Myelitis — My e*li tis, n. [NL., from Gr. myelo s marrow + itis.] (Med.) 1. Inflammation of the spinal marrow or its membranes. [1913 Webster] 3. Inflammation of bone marrow. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Myelītis — (griech.), Rückenmarksentzündung; disseminierte M., soviel wie multiple Sklerose (s. Rückenmarkskrankheiten) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Myelitis — Myelītis (grch.), Rückenmarksentzündung; Myelosklerōse, Verhärtung des Rückenmarks; Myelomalazīe, Erweichung des Rückenmarks; Myelomeningītis, Entzündung der Rückenmarkshäute …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • myelitis — [mī΄ə līt′is] n. [ModL: see MYELO & ITIS] inflammation of the spinal cord or the bone marrow …   English World dictionary

  • Myelitis — Als Myelitis (von griech. myelon: Mark) wird eine Entzündung des Rückenmarks oder des Knochenmarks (siehe Osteomyelitis) bezeichnet. Das Rückenmark kann dabei diffus über den gesamten Rückenmarksquerschnitt (Querschnittmyelitis) oder herdförmig… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Myelitis — My|e|li|tis 〈f.; , ti|den; Med.〉 Rückenmarkentzündung [zu grch. myelos „Rückenmark“] * * * My|e|li|tis, die; , …itiden [zu griech. myelós ↑ (myelo , Myelo ) u. ↑ itis] (Med.) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • myelitis — 1. Inflammation of the spinal cord. 2. Inflammation of the bone marrow. [myel + G. itis, inflammation] acute necrotizing m. a spinal cord disorder, probably a demyelinating …   Medical dictionary

  • Myelitis transversa — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G04 Enzephalitis, Myelitis und Enzephalomyelitis G05* Enzephalitis, Myelitis und Enzephalomyelitis bei anderenorts klassifizierten Krankheiten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • myelitis — noun (plural myelitides) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1835 inflammation of the spinal cord or of the bone marrow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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