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2010-10-20 11:03:25

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  1. anterograde amnesia
    inability to remember events after an injury
  2. autonomic nervous system
    regulates functions that are not controlled by conscious will, such as sweating and digestion
  3. battles sign
    bruising behind an ear over the mastiod process that may indicate skull fracture
  4. brain stem
    controls all functions necessary for life.
  5. CNS Central Nervous system
    Brain and Spinal Cord
  6. Cerebellum
    Part of the brain that cooridinates body movements
  7. cerebral edema
    swelling of the brain
  8. cerebrum
    largest part of the brain
  9. closed head injury
    the head has been injured but skin is not broken
  10. concussion
    temporary loss of part of the brains abilities to function without damage.
  11. distraction
    action of pulling the spine along its length
  12. eyes forward position
    eyes are looking straight ahead,
  13. Glasgow coma Scale
    evaluates level of consciousness
  14. disk
    Cushion that lies bt two vertebrae
  15. involuntary activities
    actions we do not consciously control
  16. meninges
    layers of tissues that surround and protect the brain, small swiggle lines on brain
  17. motor nerves
    carry information to the CNS to the muscles
  18. open head injury
    injury caused by an object breaking the skin
  19. periphearal nervous system
    31 pairs of spinal nerves and 12 pairs of cranial nerves link the body to CNS
  20. raccoon eyes
    bruising under eyes may indicate skull fracture
  21. retrograde amnesia
    inablility to remember events leading to head injury
  22. sensory nerves
    nerves that transmit sensory input, touch taste, cold pain
  23. somatic nervous system
    part of nervous system that regulates voluntary activities
  24. voluntary activitites
    actions that we consciously perform in which thought determines muscular activity