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Chapter 16 Nervous System

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cerebral thrombosis
blood clot in the brain
meningitis
inflamed meninges
sciatica
pain the in the sciatic nerve located in the lower back
panophobia
fear of everything
WAIS
Weschsler Adult intelligence scale
ganglion/o
ganglia (on)
MA
mental age
epilepsy
CNS disorder often chracterized by seizures
meningioma
benign tumor of the meninges
agnosia
loss of sensory input recognition
hemiplegia
paralysis of one side of the body
arachnophobia
fear of spiders
dementia
impaired intellectual function
cerebell/o
cerebellum
cortic/o
outer lays or covering
psychiartist
specialist who treats nervous system disorders
ankylophobia
fear of immobility of a joint
craniectomy
excision of part of the skull
bridge
Pons is latin for what?
hemophobia
fear of blood
Huntington's disease
hereditary disorder characterized by involuntary movement
delirium
impaired consciousness
claustrophobia
fear of closed airless space
multiple sclerosis
disease of the CNS characterized by the formation of plaque in the brain and spinal cord
ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
SAD
seasonal affective disorder
poliomelitis
inflamed gray matter in the spinal cord
encephal/o
brain (e)
agoraphobia
fear of being outside your own house
gangli/o
ganglia
IQ
intelligence quotient
gli/o
glue
-mania
impulse towards
neuroplasty
any disorder of the nervous system
psych/o
the mind
Parkinson disease
A neurologic condition characterized by difficulty in controlling muscles
cephal/o
brain (c)
psychosis
mental or emotional disorder
OBS
organic brain syndrome
hyperesthesia
abnormal sensitivity to touch
WISC
Weschler intelligence scale for children
xenoglossophobia
fear of foreign languages
paresthesia
numbness
EEG
electroencephalography
neur/o
a nerve cell
myelitis
inflamed spinal cord
LP
lumbar puncture
dysphasia
impaired speech
Cerebral cortex
basal ganglia
megal/o
large
encephalitis
inflammation of the brain
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
seizure
sudden disturbances in brain function
hemiparesis
partial paralysis of one side of the body
TENS
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
craniotomy
incision into the skull
OCD
obsessive compulsive disorder
glioma
tumor of the glial tissue
neuropathy
any disorder of the nervous system
quadriplegia
paralysis of all four limbs
paralysis
loss of motor control
nucleus
A single neuron in the CNS
ganglion
A single neuron in the PNS
mening/i/o
membrane
Medulla oblongata, mesencephalon, pons
What comprises the brain stem
myel/o
spinal cord and the medulla oblongata
diencephalon
thalamus and hypothalamus
hydrocephalus
excessive cerebrospinal fluid in the brain
syncope
fainting
paraplegia
paralysis of the lower extremities
acrophobia
fear of heights
aphasia
loss of speech
plegia
paralysis
Autonomic and Somatic
The peripheral nervous system is divided into?
-phobia
fear
hydr/o
water

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