pneumoencephalography


pneumoencephalography
/nooh'moh en sef'euh log"reuh fee, nyooh'-/, n. Med.
encephalography.
[1930-35; PNEUMO- + ENCEPHALOGRAPHY]

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  • pneumoencephalography — n. a technique used in the X ray diagnosis of disease within the skull. Air is introduced into the cavities (ventricles) of the brain to displace the cerebrospinal fluid, thus acting as a contrast medium. X ray photographs show the size and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pneumoencephalography — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pneum + encephalography : roentgenography of the brain after the injection of air into the ventricles …   Useful english dictionary

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  • encephalography — Obsolete technique of radiographic representation of the brain. See pneumoencephalography. [encephalo + G. grapho, to write] gamma e. imaging of the encephalon by the administration of small amounts of gamma emitting radiopharmaceuticals; term… …   Medical dictionary


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