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Comp Pt
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  1. absence or loss of power of voluntary motion
    akinesia
  2. immobility due to direct union between parts
    ankylosis
  3. union of bone with bone or bone with tooth resulting in complete immobility.
    bony ankylosis
  4. defect in or loss of power of expression by speech, writing or signs or of comprehension of spoken or written language
    aphasia
  5. failure of muscular coordination; irregularity of muscle action
    ataxia
  6. wasting; decrease in size; occurs when muscle fibers are not used or are deprived of their blood supple or when the nerve connection is interrupted
    atrophy
  7. abnormal slowness of movements
    bradykinesia
  8. a focal neurologic disorder caused by destruction of brain substance as a result of intracerebral hemorrhage, thromboisis, embolism or vascular insufficiency also called stroke
    cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  9. ulcer that usually occurs over a bony prominence as a result of prolonged, excessive pressure from body weight also called pressure sore or bed sore
    debucitus ulcer
  10. destruction/removal of the myelin sheath of a nerve
    demyelinate
  11. a mixture that passes through the dialyzing membrane during dialysis
    dialystate
  12. an artificial means to filter the blood
    dialysis
  13. double vision; perception of two images of a single object
    diplopia
  14. difficulty in swallowing
    dysphagia
  15. excess of cholesterol in the blood
    hypercholesterolemia
  16. deficiency of blood caused by functional constriction or actual obstruction of a blood vessel
    ischemia
  17. abnormally increased convexity in the curvature of the thoracic spine
    kyphosis
  18. head that is small in relation to the rest of the body
    microcephaly
  19. head that is large in relation to the rest of the body
    macrocephaly
  20. any disease of muscle
    myopathy
  21. orthopedic appliance or apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of a movable part of the body
    orthosis
  22. surgical excision or destruction of part of the globus pallidus in the basal ganglia to prevent symptoms of parkinsonism, including tremor, muscular rigidity and bradykinesia
    pallidotomy
  23. a symptom of the loss or impairment of motor function in a body part caused by a lesion of the neural or muscular mechanism
    paralysis
  24. paralysis of like parts on either side of the body
    diplegia
  25. paralysis of one side of the body; usually caused by CVA or a brain lesion
    hemiplegia
  26. paralysis of the legs and in some cases the lower part of the body
    paraplegia
  27. paralysis of all four limbs from neck down
    quadriplegia
  28. paralysis of three limbs
    triplegia
  29. slight or incomplete paralysis
    paresis
  30. abnormal sensation such as burning prickling tingling
    paresthesia
  31. a symptom complex comprising any combo of tremor, akinesia or bradykinesia, rigidity, loss of postural reflexes and flexed posture.
    parkinsonism
  32. induration or hardening especially hardening from inflammation and in disease of the interstitial substance
    sclerosis
  33. passage between two natural channels to bypass or drain an area
    shunt
  34. surgical creation of a communication between a cerebral ventricle and a cardiac atrium by means of a plastic tube for relief of hydrocephalus
    ventriculaoartrial shunt
  35. communication between a cerebral ventricle and the peritoneum by means of a plastic tube for relief of hydrocephalus
    ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  36. transient ischemic attack; brief episode of cerebral ischemia that results in no permanent neurologic damage; symptoms are warning signals of impeding CVA
    TIA
  37. pertaining to internal organs
    visceral

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