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There are 53 entries in the glossary.
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TermDefinition
HEIsee House Ear Institute
 
House Ear InstituteLocated in Los Angeles, California, USA They are the original developers of the Auditory Brainstem Implant and have tremendous experience both removing Acoustic Neuromas and placing the Implant.
 
LacrilubeAn over-the-counter ointment for dry eye treatment. A.K.A. "Night Goop".
 
Magnetic Resonance ImagingA special radiology technique designed to image internal structures of the body using magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce the images of body structures.
 
Meckel's Cavea pocket of dura matter (the outermost layer of the meningeal membranes) located near the medial (innermost) end of the petrous portion of the temporal bone-- the bony housing at the base of the cranium that contains the inner ear. Meckel's Cave contains the trigeminal ganglion-- the nerve root of the fifth cranial nerve.
 
MeningiomaA common type of slow growing, usually benign brain tumor that arises from the protective covering of the brain and spinal cord.
 
MicromoleA mole is a measure of units, not weight. One mole = 6.023 x 10^23 (10 to the 23rd power) units - also known as Avogadro's number. It is used in chemistry to establish atomic or molecular weight. For example, 1 mole of carbon = 12 grams. If you look at a periodic table, you'll see carbon has an atomic weight of 12. A mole of water would be 18 grams (2 grams hydrogen + 16 grams oxygen). A micromole is one millionth of a mole.
 
Middle Fossa ApproachA surgical approach for Acoustic Neuromas where an incision is made in the scalp above the ear.
 
MRIsee Magnetic Resonance Imaging
 
NeuropathyAny and all disease or malfunction of the nerves.
 
NeurosurgeonA physician trained in surgery of the nervous system and who specializes in surgery on the brain and other parts of the nervous system. Sometimes called a "brain surgeon."
 
NF2Abbreviation for neurofibromatosis type 2
 
Nonsense MutationA truncated mutation....the protein is truncated by mutation, and so dysfunctional or non-existent depending on where the mutation occurs.
 
NSsee NeuroSurgeon
 
Optic ChiasmThe area where the 2 optic nerves cross.
 
Optic GliomaA benign tumor on an optic nerve or the optic chiasm.
 
OTOccupational Therapy (Therapist)
 
OtolaryngologistA specialist in disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck. Sometimes called an "ENT" - ear, nose and throat doctor.
 
PTPhysical Therapy (Therapist)
 
PuralubeAn over-the-counter ointment for dry eye treatment. This is similar to Lacrilube but it's many crew members find it more economical.
 
RTRecreational Therapy (Therapist)
 
STSpeech Therapy (Therapist)
 
Thyroplasty Implant A procedure Designed to treat unilateral vocal cord paralysis.
 
Trigeminal NerveSee V Cranial Nerve
 
V Cranial NerveFunctions both as the chief nerve of sensation for the face and the motor nerve controlling the muscles of mastication (chewing), also known as the trigeminal nerve
 


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