Module 5 - The Nervous System

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Module 5 - The Nervous System
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Greco-Latin terminologies in medical and biological sciences, Module 5
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  1. arachn-*
    arachnoid mater; arachnoid; interior layer of the meninges
  2. cerebell-
    cerebellum; posterior part of the brain
  3. cerebr-
    cerebrum; largest part of the brain
  4. cortic-*
    cortex [pl. cortices]; the outer layer (of an organ or biological structure)
  5. dendr-
    dendrite; threadlike extension of a neuron
  6. dur-
    dura mater; outermost layer of the meninges
  7. encephal-
    encephalon; the brain
  8. gangli-
    ganglion-
    ganglion [pl. ganglia]; collection of nervous tissue
  9. gli-*
    glia; supporting tissue of the brain and spinal cord
  10. hypothalam-
    hypothalamus
  11. medull-
    marrow; medulla; inner portion (of an organ or structure) [pl. medullae]
  12. mening-
    meninge-
    meningi-
    meninges; membranes coverign the spinal cord and brain
  13. myel-
    bone marrow; spinal cord
  14. neur-
    nerv-
    nerve; nervous system; nervous tissue
  15. pia-
    pia mater; innermost layer of the meninges
  16. plex-
    plexus; collection of nervous tissue; a collection of blood or lymph cells
  17. poli-*
    grey matter [of the nervous system]
  18. pont-
    the pons Varolii [a bridge of tissue which connects portions of the nervous system within the brain]; pons; a bridge of tissue (within a structure)
  19. rhiz-
    radic-
    radicul-
    root; nerve root
  20. thalam-
    thalamus
  21. ventricul-
    ventricle; a small cavity
  22. oneir-
    dream; dreaming
  23. onomat-
    a name; a word
  24. phas-
    speech
  25. phil-
    love; strong preference/affinity (for something/someone)
  26. phob-
    persistent and irrational fear (of something/someone)
  27. phren-*
    psych-
    ment-*
    mind; mental activity
  28. -carcinoma
    malignant tumour
  29. -esthesia
    sensation; sensitivity
  30. -esthetic
    pertaining to sensitivity
  31. -kinesia
    -kinesis
    movement
  32. -kinetic
    pertaining to movement
  33. -malacia
    a softening (of an organ or structure)
  34. -mania
    excessive preoccupation (with something)
  35. -maniac
    one who has an excessive preoccupation (with something)
  36. -philia
    love (for something/someone); a liking or preference (for something/someone); an affinity (for something)
  37. -phile
    one who has a love/liking/preference/affinity (for something/someone)
  38. -philic
    loving/liking/preferring/having an affinity (for something/someone)
  39. -phobe
    one who has a persistent and irrational fear (of something/someone)
  40. -phobia
    persistent and irrational fear (of something/someone)
  41. -phobic
    persistently and irrationally fearing (something/someone)
  42. -phoria
    emotional state; state of feeling [ie. a mental state; -phoria is not used in relation to the five senses]
  43. -oma
    -omata [pl.]
    -oncus
    tumour; a swelling; abnormal mass
  44. -plegia
    paralysis

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