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Monday, February 21, 2011

February:Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa Fact #21

Hey! Did you know that RP is a misnomer? A misnomer is something that is named inappropriately. There was, if you will, an error when naming this disease. Why is RP a misnomer? Well, because the word "retinitis" emplies that there is swelling or an inflamatory response, which has not been shown to be a predominent feature in this disease. (source) Cool huh?

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! Are you studying RP and other causes for blindness at college?


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