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Medical Term:

transverse myelitis


Definition: an abrupt onset inflammatory process involving almost the entire thickness of the spinal cord but of limited longitudinal extent, generally one or a few segments; of multiple etiologies, the most common being viral and post-viral causes, and multiple sclerosis.

Synonym(s): acute transverse myelitis

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