glioblastoma

glioblastoma
A fast-growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord and has cells that look very different from normal cells. Glioblastoma usually occurs in adults and affects the brain more often than the spinal cord. Also called grade IV astrocytoma, glioblastoma multiforme, and GBM.

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  • glioblastoma — m. oncol. Tumor maligno del sistema nervioso central que se halla compuesto por tejido nervioso embrionario. Medical Dictionary. 2011. glioblastoma …   Diccionario médico

  • glioblastoma — glio·blas·to·ma .glī (.)ō bla stō mə n, pl mas also ma·ta mət ə a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usu. of a cerebral hemisphere called also spongioblastoma * * * n. the most aggressive type of brain tumour… …   Medical dictionary

  • glioblastoma — noun (plural mas; also glioblastomata) Etymology: New Latin, from glia glia + blast + oma Date: circa 1923 a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere called also glioblastoma… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glioblastoma multiforme — Tumor maligno de crecimiento rápido, pulposo o quístico, del cerebro o, en ocasiones, de la médula espinal. La lesión se disemina mediante proyecciones en forma de seudópodos. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud,… …   Diccionario médico

  • Glioblastoma multiforme — DiseasesDB = 29448 MeshID = D005909 Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, accounting for 52% of all primary brain tumor cases and 20% of all intracranial tumors. Despite being the most… …   Wikipedia

  • Glioblastoma multiforme — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 C71 Bösartige Neubildung des Gehirns C71.0 Zerebrum, ausgenommen Hirnlappen und Ventrikel C71.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • glioblastoma multiforme — A glioma consisting chiefly of undifferentiated anaplastic cells of astrocytic origin that show marked nuclear pleomorphism, necrosis, and vascular endothelial proliferation; frequently, tumor …   Medical dictionary

  • glioblastoma multiforme — GBM. A fast growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord and has cells that look very different from normal cells. Glioblastoma multiforme usually occurs in adults and affects …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • glioblastoma multiforme — noun see glioblastoma …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glioblastoma multiforme — Eng. Glioblastoma multiforme Tumor cerebral maligno con gran tendencia infiltrativa y rápido crecimiento. Aunque su localización más frecuente es la hemisférica puede asentar o afectar de forma secundaria al quiasma óptico, nervio óptico u órbita …   Diccionario de oftalmología

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