cerebral decompression n.
The relief of intracranial pressure by surgical removal of a piece of the cranium, usually in the subtemporal region, and incision of the dura mater.
- Cerebral dominance
noun the normal tendency for one half of the brain, usually the left cerebral hemisphere in right-handed people, to exercise more control over certain functions (e.g. handedness and language) than the other
- Cerebral dysplasia
cerebral dysplasia n. An abnormal development of the telencephalon portion of the brain.
- Cerebral edema
cerebral edema n. Brain swelling due to increased volume of the extravascular compartment from the uptake of water in the gray and white matter. Historical Examples
- Cerebral gigantism
cerebral gigantism n. A syndrome of unknown cause characterized by large size at birth and an accelerated growth rate in infancy and early childhood without a like increase in serum growth hormone levels, acromegalic features, moderate mental retardation, and impaired coordination.