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 (bŭl′bər, -bär′)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a bulb, especially of the medulla oblongata: bulbar poliomyelitis.


(Anatomy) chiefly anatomy of or relating to a bulb, esp the medulla oblongata


(ˈbʌl bər, -bɑr)

of or pertaining to a bulb, esp. to the medulla oblongata.
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Adj.1.bulbar - involving the medulla oblongata; "bulbar paralysis"


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acute bulbar palsy (ABP) with no limb weakness, differentiating it from the Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) and PCB2.
The patients can be demonstrated as limb onset or bulbar onset, and neurological signs can be UMN or LMN lesion only or both.
However, the MRI was distinctly abnormal with focal lesion in the cranial nerve nuclei (in those with bulbar dysfunction) and/or in the anterior horn or spinal cord gray matter.
Last, we assessed possible effect modification of current smoking status and performed a subgroup analysis according to site of symptom onset (patients with bulbar or spinal onset).
With aging and certain genetic mutations (such as that seen in Chediak-Higashi syndrome), reduction of catalase and sometimes downregulation of antioxidant proteins such as BCL-2 and TRP-2 are reduced, resulting in higher reactive oxygen species (ROS) that lead to bulbar melanocyte malfunction and death.
Multiple cranial nerve palsy involving facial, bulbar and ocular muscle has been reported in 10%-60% of cases with papilloedema being uncommon.
2) This disease usually presents as an acute flaccid descending paralysis, combined with visual, bulbar, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
La plasmaferesis es el tratamiento de emergencia en esta enfermedad, es eficaz en pacientes con compromiso respiratorio o bulbar, disfagia o perdida de la locomocion, tambien en crisis miastenicas y previo a la timectomia.
The disease is characterized by a predominance in females, prominent bulbar involvement, more severe clinical condition and resistance to treatment.
These findings usually begin in the upper extremity in 30%-50% of cases, lower extremity in 20%-40% of cases, and bulbar muscles in 20%-30% of cases (4).
7[degrees]C, and he had congested bulbar conjunctivas, cervical lymphadenopathy, and maculopapular rashes on his face, trunk, and extremities (online Technical Appendix Figure, panels A, B, http://wwwnc.
In most patients the disease begins with ocular symptomatology (diplopia and ptosis of the eyelids), followed by bulbar symptoms (difficulty swallowing and speech), weakness of neck and extremity muscles and at the end dyspnea may develop due to the weakness of respiratory muscles.