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MATTER. Some substantial or essential thing, opposed to form; facts.

MATTER, IMPERTINENT, Equity pleading. That which is altogether irrelevant to the case, that does not appertain or belong to it; id est, qui ad rem non pertinet. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163. See Impertinent.

MATTER, SCANDALOUS, equity pleading. A false and malicious statement of facts, not relevant to the cause. But nothing which is positively relevant, however harsh or gross the charge may be, can be considered scandalous. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163.
     2. A bill cannot by the general practice, be referred for impertinence after the defendant has answered, or submitted to answer, but it may be referred for scandal at any time, and even upon the application of a stranger to the suit, for he has the right to prevent the records of the court from being made the vehicle of spreading slanders against himself. Id. n. 41f 64.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In the boys with ADHD, four months of methylphenidate treatment was associated with increased white matter. But the effects of the drug appeared to be dependent on age, since they did not occur in adults who took it, the study authors said.
White matter alterations were observed within bilateral anterior thalamic radiation and superior longitudinal fasciculus that intersects with subinsular white matter.
Longitudinal studies of white matter hyperintensities caused by vascular, noninfectious, infectious, and inflammatory conditions showed white matter hyperintensities over time despite effective treatment.
Alcoholism-related volume deficits are also prevalent in gray and white matter (Shear et al.
Next, images were segmented into gray matter, white matter and cerebrospinal fluid using an extension of the standard unified segmentation model in SPM12.
In this review, we initially depict the white matter injury after hypertensive ICH in detail, followed by a thorough elaboration of the current strategies for control of the white matter injury.
Brain MRIs were abnormal in all of our patients who received MRI examinations, although only half of them were clinically affected, indicating that the severity of clinical manifestations was not correlated with brain MRI changes.[sup][21] Previous studies by other researchers reported that the percentage involvement was 90.9% subcortical white matter, 63.6% basal ganglia, 63.6% brainstem, 54.5% thalamus, and 25.0% cerebellum.[sup][9],[22],[23] In contrast, we found all patients had involvement of cerebral and cerebellar white matter, as well as brainstem with varying degrees.
There was a clear linear association between white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume and healthy glucose metabolism, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes.
Four cases were Metachromatic Leukodystrophy with imaging findings of symmetric periventricular white matter T2/FLAIR hyperintensities with one case showing the typical Tigroid pattern due to sparing of perivascular white matter.
They found striking differences in the volume of white matter in the brains of overweight individuals compared with those of their leaner counterparts.
The human brain is made up of two types of matter: white matter and grey matter.