Glossary

AIDS: Acronym for “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Myelogram/Myelography: A diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a contrast dye and X-rays or computed tomography (CT) to look for problems in the spinal canal, including the spinal cord and nerve roots.

Myelopathy: Disease of the spinal cord.

Spinal Tap: Also known as lumbar puncture, it is a technique that takes samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

Tinnitus: Ringing or buzzing sound in the ears.

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