from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or involving both the spinal cord and the cerebellum: spinocerebellar degeneration.
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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or affecting both the spinal cord and the cerebellum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as spinicerebellar.
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This information travels up a discreet highway in the spinal cord called the spinocerebellar tract, and makes its way to the cerebellum.
But when Peterson was only 17, his father, then 45, was diagnosed with the same disorder -- a rare genetic disease called spinocerebellar ataxia.
CHRISTOPHER HARMON, BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA (through translator): I have a rare neurological condition called spinocerebellar degeneration.
The ataxin 2 gene had previously been implicated in another neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia 2, or SCA2.
Other researchers studied 11 generations descended from the grandparents of Lincoln and found that a third of the descendants had some form of a genetic defect called spinocerebellar ataxia, Grove said.
Other researchers have studied 11 generations descended from the grandparents of Lincoln and found that one-third of the descendants had some form of a genetic defect called spinocerebellar ataxia, Grove said.
Another of the newly-identified markers is a gene known to cause a movement disorder called spinocerebellar ataxia, which involves the death of nerve cells in other parts of the central nervous system.
The disease, called spinocerebellar ataxia 3 - also known as SCA3, or Machado-Joseph disease - is a genetic disorder that, like Huntington's, impairs coordination, speech, and vision and causes brain atrophy.
It differs from spinocerebellar ataxia, which refers to several other distinct types of hereditary ataxia.
And there are hypotheses about three rare genetic disorders — Marfan syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia 5 and multiple endocrine neoplasia 2B (MEN 2B).
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