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15 November 2015

If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, you have probably figured out by now I like puns and playing around with words. If not, see here, here and here. I’ve also readily admitted to the fact I was formerly a biomedical scientist. So it’s perhaps not surprising that these two facets of my persona occasionally meet head-on. In this post, the fruits of such a collision have been harnessed into a glossary of key MS terminology, which spans the gamut from disease descriptors to anatomical entities. Apologies, readers, if unleashing my inner geek makes for quirky humour.

Neurologeist: a doctor specialising in disorders of the brain who has supernatural tendencies involving throwing objects about.

Magnetic resonance imagining: a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a fictitious event

Deny-lination: the state of refusing to admit the existence of gadolinium-enhancing brain lesions

Ganglia: organized groups of criminals containing a number of nerve cell bodies

Benign: the state of a non-harmful not-quite-ten year old.

Sin-apse: the junction between two naughty neurons.

Axon-ax-off: the long thread-like part of a nerve cell that performs basic circular karate movements.  

Exhaustipation: often the first symptom of MS, the state of being too tired to give a ****.

Relapsation: a period of symptom deterioration without any tension or anxiety

Remission impossible: when MS symptoms don’t go away

Near MS: the state of narrowly avoiding a diagnosis of clinically definite MS

New-roplasticity: recently discovered changes in brain structure

Astro-site: one of many star-shaped locations within the brain

Nervous system: a set of highly strung things working together as parts of an interconnecting network

Glial cells: brain cells in a state of euphoria

Myelin: not your-elin.

What about you, readers? Do you have any suggestions for additional MS-related vocabulary?

Comments (11)

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