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2013-03-14 17:15:09

Pseudotumor cerebri condition marked by excessive pressure in skull, most common in obese, premenopausal women between the ages of 18 and 40 A team of interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins reports wide success with a new procedure to treat pseudotumor cerebri, a rare but potentially blinding condition marked by excessive pressure inside the skull, caused by a dangerous narrowing of a vein located at the base of the brain. The Johns Hopkins team's latest...

2007-05-05 03:00:11

By Finsterer, Josef; Kuntscher, Dagmar; Brunner, Simon; Krugluger, Walter Abstract Objective. The association of pseudotumor cerebri, visual impairment, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and a hypercoagulable state due to a factor V and a prothrombin mutation has not been reported previously. Case report. A 20-year-old obese woman developed menstrual cycle irregularities since age 14 years, initially bitemporal and latter diffuse headache since age 14 years, and...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'