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GLOSSARY.
 

(1) - Central nervous system: System of organs that includes encephalon (cerebrum and cerebellum) and spinal cord. It is constituted by a very high number of nervous cells or neurons.

(2) - Autoimmune pathology: pathology due to the challenge of some immune system components of the patient against “self” components of the same patients recognized, wrongly, as” non-self “.

(3) - Neurons: they are the nervous cells. A neuron consist of a cellular body from which two types of cytological semi-cylindrical extensions rise: Dendrites which collect the impulses from others surrounding neurons and a unique axon responsible of the conduction of the action potential to other neurons or muscular cells.

(4) - Peripheral nervous system: it represents that part of the nervous system constituted by spinal nerves which emerge from nervous roots localized laterally to the spinal cord and innervate the muscles and by the autonomous nervous system which innervate the viscera, glands, heart, kidney and so on.

(5) - Spinal Cord: part of the CNS within the vertebral canal; The spinal cord is a long cylindrical cord from which originate 32 pairs of spinal nerves, essential for the contraction of all the muscles to which the nerves distribute. The nerves are myelinated axon bundles originated from spinal cord neurons.

(6) – Paraparesis: strong limitation of the motility of both legs due to the spasticity

(7) – Spasticity: it consists of increased muscle tone with muscular spasms and involuntary, spontaneous, long-lasting, uncontrollable contractions denominated mioclonus

(8) - Mioclonus: involuntary and rhythmic contractions in response to a sudden and persistent stretching

(9) - Immune system: it is composed by the cells which defend the organism from the challenges of pathogens and microorganisms (virus, bacteria, fungi ). It consists of Lymphocytes ( T and B), Granulocytes (eosinophils, basophils, neutrophils), Monocytes, Mastocytes. These cells interact in a very complex manner mounting inflammatory responses against the microorganism or the foreign substances.

 

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