TITLE

mass

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1306
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A defintion of the medical term "mass effect" is presented. Mass effect refers to an evidence on a radiological study of the brain that midline structures of the central nervous system have shifted. The finding suggests that pressures within the cranium are abnormally high, that vital anatomic structures may be compressed and that herniation of the brain and subsequent death may be imminent.
ACCESSION #
21235075

 

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