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Medical Terminology: Ch. 10

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cerebell/o
cerebellum
cerebr/o
cerebrum
dur/o
dura mater
encephal/o
brain
gli/o
glue, parts of the nervous system that support and connect
lept/o
thin, slender
mening/o, meningi/o
membranes, meninges
my/o
muscle
myel/o
spinal cord
neur/o
nerve
pont/o
pons
radicul/o
nerve root
thalam/o
thalamus
thec/o
sheath (refers to the meninges)
vag/o
vagus nerve
alges/o, -algesia
excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia
pain
caus/o
burning
comat/o
deep sleep (coma)
esthesi/o, -esthesia
feeling, nervous sensation
kines/o, -kinesia
movement
-kinesis, -kinetic
movement
-lepsy
seizure
lex/o
word, phase
-paresis
slight paralysis (weakness)
-phasia
speech
-plegia
paralysis (loss or impairment of the ability to move parts of the body)
-praxia
action
-sthenia
strength
syncop/o
to cutt off, cut short
tax/o
order, coordination

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