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glial cell

A type of nervous system cell that surrounds and holds neurons in place; nourishes them; and gets rid of dead cells and germs. Also called neuroglia.

neurologist

A doctor who specialises in the structure, function and diseases of the nervous system (including the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves)….

neurosurgeon

A surgeon who specialises in operations on the nervous system….

Hickman line

A type of central venous access device inserted into a vein in the chest.

chemotherapy pump

A portable device that allows a person to receive chemotherapy at home. The pump is usually attached to a central line and carried around a person’s waist in a bag or belt holster.