cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis cer·e·bro·ten·di·nous xanthomatosis (sěr’ə-brō-těn’də-nəs, sə-rē’brō-)
An inherited disorder associated with the deposition of a form of cholesterol in the brain and other tissues and with elevated levels of cholesterol in plasma but with normal total cholesterol level; it is characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia beginning after puberty and by juvenile cataracts, and tendinous or tuberous xanthomas.
cerebrotomy cer·e·brot·o·my (sěr’ə-brŏt’ə-mē) n. Incision of the brain substance.
noun a personality type characterized by restraint, alertness, and an intellectual approach to life: said to be correlated with an ectomorph body type Compare somatotonia, viscerotonia
of, relating to, or affecting the cerebrum and its associated blood vessels. adjective of or relating to the blood vessels and the blood supply of the brain adj. 1935, from cerebro-, comb. form of Latin cerebrum (see cerebral) + vascular. cerebrovascular cer·e·bro·vas·cu·lar (sěr’ə-brō-vās’kyə-lər, sə-rē’brō-) adj. Relating to the blood supply to the brain, particularly with […]
stroke1 (def 6). Abbreviation: CVA. noun a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain caused by rupture of an artery in the brain (cerebral haemorrhage) or the blocking of a blood vessel, as by a clot of blood (cerebral occlusion) See apoplexy, stroke (sense 4) cerebrovascular accident n. See stroke. cerebrovascular accident (sěr’ə-brō-vās’kyə-lər, […]