supratentorial love

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  • adj. above the tentorium of the brain

Etymologies

supra- +‎ tentorial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hydrocephalus: a previously unrecognized predictor of poor outcome from supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage.

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  • [108] Passero S, Rocchi R, Rossi S, et al. Seizures after spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage.

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  • The Antihypertensive Treatment in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage (ATACH), funded by The National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, is a multicenter open-labeled pilot trial that plans to recruit a total of 60 subjects with acute supratentorial ICH who will be treated with intravenous nicardipine infusion to achieve the blood pressure goal of 110 mm Hg to 140 mm Hg, 140 mm Hg to 170 mm Hg, or 170 mm Hg to 200 mm Hg. The goal of this trial is to determine tolerability and safety of aggressive pharmacologic reduction of acutely elevated blood pressure after ICH [84].

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  • when used in emergency care, it is used between caregivers (or sometimes to the dire patient in need of medical terminology therapy) to describe the dramatic patient who's symptoms are all in their head.

    September 1, 2009

  • The tentorium is a set of membranes that divides the lower brain, including the cerebellum and brainstem, from the cerebral hemispheres.

    Supratentorial means "above the tentorium," which is to say within the thinking part of the brain. "The patient's real problem is supratentorial," while it can mean they have a real, organic brain lesion, also means, figuratively speaking, that they're just nuts.

    February 5, 2008