ABSCESS

often a blister-like or centralized wound that frequently grows in size as the infection progresses. An abscess in one's brain can demonstrate several neurological side effects such as headaches and damage to sensitive brain tissues. Antibiotic medications and/or surgery are common treatment methods used to relieve abscesses.

ABSCESS: "Sherry's doctor informed her that the Cat Scan on her brain showed a large abscess, which was likely the cause of her migraines, and planned surgery to follow the next day accordingly to drain the abscess."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ABSCESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/abscess/ (accessed October 28, 2020).
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