BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo): A balance disorder that results in the sudden onset of dizziness, spinning, or vertigo when moving the head.
- Brace, Milwaukee
Brace, Milwaukee: One of the two main types of braces used to treat the lateral curve of the spine in scoliosis. This brace can be worn to correct any curve in the spine. The brace can be custom made or can be made from a pre-fabricated mold. All braces must be selected for the specific […]
- Brachial artery
Brachial artery: The artery that runs from the shoulder down to the elbow.
- Brachial neuritis
Brachial neuritis: Inflammation of nerves in the arm causing muscle weakness and pain.
- Brachial plexus
Brachial plexus: A bundle of nerves that begins in the back of the base of the neck and extends through the armpit. It is formed by the union of portions of the fifth through eighth cervical spinal nerves and the first thoracic spinal nerve. Damage to the brachial plexus can affect nerves responsible for muscle […]
- Brachial plexus palsy
Brachial plexus palsy: Paralysis of the arm due to an injury to the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a network of spinal nerves that originates in the back of the neck, extends through the axilla (armpit), and gives rise to nerves to the upper limb (arm). The brachial plexus is formed by the union […]