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Catheter:

is a tube that can be inserted in the body and through which medication and/or painkillers can be administered.

Central Nervous System:

is collective noun for that part of the nervous system that regulates all kind of functions of our body. It comprises the brain and the spinal cord.

Cerebral Spinal Fluid Examination:

is an examination of the fluid that is located around the brain and the spinal cord. The fluid is acquired by means of an epidural puncture (spinal tap).

Corticosteroids:

are synthetic hormones (medication) that reduce inflammation. Normally, they are also produced in the adrenal glands.

CT scan:

is a scan that, through x-rays, can produce images of the inside of the body. In particular bony parts of the body are visible with this imaging technique.