Glioma

A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of gliomas is the brain. Gliomas make up about 30% of all brain and central nervous system tumors and 80% of all malignant brain tumors. ==Classification== Gliomas are classified by cell type, by grade, and ...
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Glioma

• (n.) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system.
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glioma

<oncology, tumour> Neuroectodermal tumour of neuroglial origin: include astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and ependymoma derived from astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells respectively. All infiltrate the adjacent brain tissue, but they do not metastasise. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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glioma

(gli-o´mә) originally, a tumor composed of neuroglia in any of its states of development. The term has been extended to include all intrinsic neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord, such as astrocytomas, ependymomas, and so on. Called also neuroglioma. adj., glio´matous., adj. glioma ...
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Glioma

(glial cells) A type of brain tumour that grows from glial cells. Glial cells make up the supporting tissue of the brain. Over half of all brain tumours are gliomas. Types include astrocytoma, ependymoma and oligodendroglioma. Mixed gliomas contain more than one type of glial cell.
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Glioma

Gli·o'ma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... glue + -oma .] (Medicine) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system.
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Glioma

a brain tumour arising from cells that support nerve cells
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glioma

A cancer of the brain that begins in glial cells (cells that surround and support nerve cells).
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glioma

a cancerous growth or tumour composed of cells derived from neuroglial tissue, the material that supports and protects nerve cells. Gliomas may form ... [1 related articles]
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Glioma

A common brain tumor which begins in the glial (supportive) tissue.
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glioma

A highly malignant tumour of the brain
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glioma

A tumor formed by glial cells.
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Glioma

A type of brain tumour.
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glioma

Cancer of non-neuronal brain cells.
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Glioma

Glioma: A brain tumor that begin in a glial, or supportive, cell, in the brain or spinal cord. Malignant gliomas are the most common primary tumors of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). They are often resistant to treatment and carry a poor prognosis (have a dismal outlook). 'Glia' is the Greek word for 'glue'.
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glioma

Type: Term Pronunciation: glī-ō′mă Definitions: 1. Any neoplasm derived from one of the various types of cells that form the interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.
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glioma

[n] - a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia
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