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What does Decency Mean?


Decency, from the Latin decentia, is the modesty, composure, and honesty of each person. The concept allows reference to dignity in actions and words. For example: “I don’t like shows that transcend the limits of decency”, “Finding a politician with…
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What does Cupid Mean?


According to Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of Venus, the goddess of fertility, beauty, and love. Cupid’s father varies depending on the version: Mars, Jupiter and Vulcan are mentioned as his progenitors in different stories. Cupid is considered the…
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What does NCL Mean?

NCL stands for Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. The term neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis describes various forms of a hereditary and hitherto incurable metabolic disease of the central nervous system and the retina. What all ten forms of the disease have in common is…
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What does NMO Mean?

NMO stands for Neuromyelitis optica. Neuromyelitis optica is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system and results in degradation of certain insulating nerve sheaths (medical term demyelination). As a result, inflammation of the optic nerve develops over a…
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What does KSS Mean?

Kearns-Sayre Syndrome

KSS stands for Kearns-Sayre Syndrome. The Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) was first systematically described in 1958 and is one of the very rare, genetically determined mitochondrial diseases. The KSS has a core symptomatology with few symptoms, which occurs in all patients. Over the course of life,…
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