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white matter

the whitish tissue of the brain and spinal cord, consisting mainly of myelinated nerve fibres
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Due to the heterogeneous entities linked to mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with reversible splenial and white matter lesions, there is controversy regarding their pathogenesis.
However, the relationship between being overweight in mid-life and brain health - especially in relationship to white matter connections such as the fornix - is not well understood.
The researchers also found that light physical activities, such as housework and gardening, was related to how structurally sound people's white matter was in some parts of the brain.
The subcortical white matter extent of lesions was defined on the slice from the Matsui and Hirano atlas of maximal white matter involvement [17].
The regions with white matter abnormalities sit toward the back of the head, opposite the typical point of impact of a header.
The team carried out brain scans on the teenagers and found those exposed to smoke were more likely to have more white matter.
A tool which is also applicable for diagnosing white matter disorders and offering prognosis in children with global white matter insults will have a wide clinical application.
The MRI scans revealed white matter in three regions of the brain, coating the nerve fibers.
People with high blood pressure were found to develop white matter hyperintensities faster than those with normal pressure readings.
Doctors at James Cook University Hospital referred him to an expert in Newcastle who diagnosed him with white matter brain disorder.
This brief review summarizes evidence of regional CNS damage from neuroimaging studies using noninvasive magnetic resonance (MR) technologies for in vivo examination of brain structure (conventional magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]), white matter fiber integrity (MR diffusion tensor imaging [DTI]), and brain chemistry (MR spectroscopy [MRS]) in people comorbid for alcoholism and HIV infection compared with single-diagnosis groups and unaffected control subjects.