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Nervous System
2012-04-14 09:57:12
Nervous System Med terms Nursing 100

Nervous System Med terms Nursing 100
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  1. affect
  2. ageusia
    taste impairment
  3. agnosia
    loss of comprehension of sensations
  4. anesthesia
    loss of sensation
  5. aphasia
    impeirment of the ability to communicate through speech, writing, or signs
  6. apraxia
    inability to use objects appropriately
  7. ataxia
    defective muscular coordination
  8. Bell's palsy
    unilateral facial paralysis
  9. cognition
    intellectual function
  10. confabulation
    using inappropriate words to fill in memory gaps
  11. confusion
    not being aware of time, place, or self
  12. delirium
    state of mental confusion and excitement
  13. delusion
    false belief
  14. dementia
    broad impairment of intellectual function
  15. disorientation
    inability to recognize time, place, or person
  16. dyslexia
    inability to interpret written language while having normal vision
  17. fasciculation
    involuntary muscle twitching
  18. hyperesthesia
    increase sensitivity to touch/pain
  19. hypoesthesia
    dulled sensitivity to touch/pain
  20. labile
    rapidly changing emotions
  21. multiple sclerosis
    inflammatory disease of the central nervous system
  22. myasthenia gravis
    disease characterized by muscle weakness
  23. nuchal rigidity
    inability to bend the neck
  24. paralysis
    temporary or permanent loss of function
  25. paresthesia
    sensation of numbness or tingling
  26. Parkinson's disease
    chronic nervvous disease characterized by tremors and muscle weakness
  27. reflex
    involuntary responce to a stimulus
  28. seizure(epileptic)
    sudden ttack of altered consciousness and motor activity
  29. trigeminal neuralgia
    pain along the trigeminal nerve
  30. vertigo