• Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Prodrome: Initial or early symptom/s indicating the onset of a disease or illness
  • Dermatome: An area of sensory nerves near the skin that are supplied by a specific spinal nerve root
  • Retina: The layer at the back of the eyeball that contains cells sensitive to light, critical for vision
  • Palsy: Paralysis or muscle weakness especially when accompanied by tremors
  • Cornea: The transparent layer forming the front of the eye, important for vision
  • Lymphoma: It is a cancer of the lymphatic system
  • Tinnitus: Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Necrosis: Death of the cells, tissue or an organ due to disease, injury or failure of blood supply
  • Neuritis: Inflammation of a peripheral nerve or nerves causing pain and loss of function
  • Immunocompromised: Having an impaired immune system
  • Cutaneous: Related to the skin
  • Vesicular: Fluid-filled
  • Paroxysmal: Marked by a sudden but periodic increase in symptoms