from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to bridges.
- adj. Of or relating to a pons, especially the pons Varolii.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the pons in the brain stem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to an extensive marshy district between Rome and Naples.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or relating to an extensive marshy district southeast of Rome, called the Pontine Marshes.
- Same as pontile.
The brave youngster was diagnosed with the extremely rare tumour, called pontine glioma, on April
Mikey, Mr. Czech's only son, died three years ago from complications associated with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare, inoperable brain cancer.
Beyond the fund-raising, Mr. Czech has become a point person for other parents with children who have been diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
I had hoped with all my heart and soul that my daughter Alexis would have been one of the lucky one percent of children diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma DIPG who survived beyond five years from diagnosis.
Sam has also been diagnosed with pontine glioma, a pernicious sort of brain cancer which requires specialized treatment.
One risk is that the cerebral edema induced by the hypo-osmolality is clearly a bad thing and should not be allowed to persist and worsen and on the other hand there is the somewhat mysterious spectre of osmotic demyelination which is typically referred to by one of it forms namely central pontine myelinolysis.
Here is an excellent 1997 reference which includes a description of the impressive deductive abilities of the ancient circa 1940s and 1950s neurologists who seemed to be able to see into the brain without benefit of MRIs and described the pontine loss of myelin.
Inverleffy, mating pontine of their engagement, synnbildising graters and things, eke ysendt?
"It's a pontine bleed," Hamlin told Richard an hour later in that same office, referring to a specific part of the upper brain stem.
Probably from the usual effects of a pontine hemorrhage on the nearby thermoregulatory centers.