MOD A UNIT 4 VOCAB

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MOD A UNIT 4 VOCAB
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2011-03-06 22:05:23
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NERVOUS SYSTEM BRAIN
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NERVOUS SYSTEM/ BRAIN
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  1. Encephal/o
    Brain
  2. Cerebell/o
    Cerebellum
  3. Cerebr/o
    Cerebrum
  4. Dur/o
    Dura mater
  5. Mening/o, meningi/o
    Meninges
  6. Rhiz/o
    Nerve root
  7. Myel/o
    Spinal cord
  8. Fainting. A vasovagal attack is a form; that results from abrupt emotional stress involving the vagus nerve's effect on blood vessels.
    Syncope
  9. Dizziness. Abnormal sensation of movement when there is none, either of one's self moving or of objects moving around oneself.
    Vertigo
  10. Motor function disorder as a result of permanent, nonprogresive brain defect or lesion caused perinatally. May include paralysis, ataxia, and athetosis.
    Cerebral palsy (CP)
  11. Condition of abnormal accumulation of fluid in the ventricles of the brain; may or may not result in mental retardation.
    Hydrocephalus
  12. Deep, prolonged unconsciousness from which the patient connot be aroused; usually the result of a head injury, neuro. disease, acute hydrocephalus, intoxication, or metabolic abnormalities.
    Coma
  13. -lepsy
    Seizure
  14. Any infection or inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, most commonly due to bacterial infection, although more severe strains are vial or fungal.
    Meningitis
  15. Acute infection caused by the latent varicella zoster virus (chicken pox), characterized by the development of vesicular skin eruption underlying the route of cranial or spinal nerves; also called herpes zoster.
    Shingles
  16. Ischemia of cerebral tissue due to an occlusion (blockage) from a thrombus or embolus, or as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage. Results of a stroke depend on the duration and location of the ischemia. sensory changes that last more than 24 hours. aka stroke, or brain attack.
    Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  17. Headache of vascular origin.
    Migraine
  18. Hemi-
    Half
  19. -plegia
    Paralysis
  20. Mono-
    One
  21. Para-
    Abnormal
  22. Slight paralysis of the lower limbs and trunk.
    Paraparesis
  23. Quardri-
    Four
  24. Measurement and record of a number of functions while the patient is asleep.
    Polysomnography
  25. Suture of a severed nerve.
    Neurorrhaphy
  26. Method of pain control effected by the application of electrical impulses to the skin.
    Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

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