syrinx

Stephan Anagnostaras stephan at psych.ucla.edu
Mon Oct 28 22:41:31 EST 1996


In article <5515ju$jl at gap.cco.caltech.edu>, hdvorak at cns.caltech.edu (Hannah
Dvorak) wrote:

> In article <550imt$ibk at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, user442612 at aol.com says...
> >
> >Anyone have any information on a condition known as syrinx.
> 
> Never heard the term used for a medical condition; the
> syrinx is the avian analog of the mammalian larynx.
> 
> - Hannah Dvorak
> 
> --
> Hannah Dvorak
> Division of Biology 216-76
> California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125

No syrinx is also used to describe the development of an abnormal tube-like
cavity (or a fistula). You need to be more specific in the condition,
since this is like saying "what is a condition known as itis"

Examples in the nervous system (because this is in bionet.neurosci),
are things like syringomyelia, which is the presence of a fluid filled
cavity in the spinal cord, or syringomyelocele, the protrusion of spinal
cord outward through an opening in the vertebra (spina bifida), or
syringobublia (pons or medulla), etc.



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