Card Set Information
: head pain
cran/i & crani/o
: surgical excision of a portion of the skull
: malignant tumor derived and composed of oligodendroglia
: congenital condtion in which thre is lack of development of the brain.
: artificially induced state
mening/i & mening/o
: inflammation of the meninges
bone marrow, spinal cord
numbness, sleep, stupor
neur/i & neur/o
: pain in a nerve
: chromaffin cell tumor of the adrenal medulla or the sympathetic nervous system
: surgical incision of the vagus nerve
contains cell bodies and dendrites (neuron stucture which contains the NEURON)
contains myelinated axons (axons are long and single)
Frontal Lobe - Cerebrum
brains major motor area and site for personality and speech.
Temporal Lobe - Cerebrum
contains centres for hearing, smell and language input
4 Lobes of the brian
frontal, parietal, temporal & occipital lobe
front of skull; largest part of the brain
back of the skull; 2nd largest part of the brain; plays important role in coordination of voluntary/involuntary movements and maintains posture.
2 large masses of gray cell bodies; serves and relay centre for all sensory impulses
principle regulator of autonomic nervouse activity associated with behavior and emotional expression.
composed of fiber tracts linking the cerebellum and medulla to higher cortical areas.
contains nerve centres for regulation and control of breathing, swallowing, coughing, sneezing, vomitting, heart beat and blood pressure.
acetylcholine: cholinergic neurotransmitter; plays an important role in the transmission of nerve impulses at snapses and myoneural junctions.
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou Gehrig's disease: muscular weakness, atrophy with spasticity caused by degeneration of motor neurons.
to eat, swallow
to speak, speech
cerebrovascular accident, ei, STROKE or brain attack
transient ischemic attack; mini stroke
pertaining to touch
positron emission tomography
herniated disk syndrome