- a disease of the spinal cord in which the nerve tissue is replaced by a cavity filled with fluid.
Origin of syringomyelia
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Neuro-arthropathies of the shoulder are met with chiefly in syringomyelia.
- a chronic progressive disease of the spinal cord in which cavities form in the grey matter: characterized by loss of the sense of pain and temperature
C19: syringo-, from Greek: syrinx + -myelia from Greek muelos marrow
- A chronic disease of the spinal cord characterized by the presence of fluid-filled cavities and leading to spasticity and sensory disturbances.hydrosyringomyelia Morvan's disease