Nervous System Terms

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Nervous System Terms
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2015-03-29 14:24:10
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Nervous System Terms
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  1. Cephal/o
    • Head 
    • ex. cephaliga- headache
  2. Encephal/o
    • inside the head (brain)
    • encephalitis- inflammation of the brain
    • anencephalic- born without a brain
  3. Mening/o
    • membranes surround the brain and the spinal cord
    • Meningitis-inflammation of the membranes
  4. Myel/o
    • Spinal Cord
    • Ex. Myelogram- x-ray of the spinal cord
  5. Neur/o
    • Nerve
    • Neuroma- tumor
    • neuritis-inflammation
  6. Dys
    • difficult, painful, abnormal
    • dyslexia- difficulty ready
  7. -cele
    • Hernia, abnormal protrusion of structure out of normal anatomical position
    • ex. meninomyelocele- protrusion of membranes and spinal cord
  8. -pathy
    • disease, abnormality
    • encephalopathy- disease of the brain
    • neuropathy- disease of the nerves
  9. -plasia
    • development, formation, growth
    • aplasia- no development
    • hyperplasia- over development
  10. -plegia
    • paralysis
    • hemiplegia-paralysis of one side of the body
    • quadriplegia- paralysis of all four limgs

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