pneumoencephalogram


pneumoencephalogram
/nooh'moh en sef"euh leuh gram', nyooh'-/, n. Med.
an encephalogram made after the replacement of the cerebrospinal fluid by air or gas, rarely used since the development of the CAT scanner.
[1930-35; PNEUMO- + ENCEPHALOGRAM]

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