NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,398 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- spinal cord compression
- listen (SPY-nul kord kum-PREH-shun)
- Pressure on the spinal cord that may be caused by a tumor, a spinal fracture, or other conditions. Spinal cord compression may cause pain, weakness, loss of feeling, paralysis, incontinence (inability to control urine or stool), or impotence (inability to have an erection of the penis).