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nervous system

Chabner, The Language of Medicine 8th edition chapter 10 combining forms

QuestionAnswer
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
dur/o dura mater
encephal/o brain
gli/o glial cells
lept/o thin, slender pai and arachnoid membranes are known as leptomeninges
mening/o, meningi/o membranes, meninges
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord (means bone marrow in other contexts)
neur/o nerve
pont/o pons
radicul/o nerve root (of spinal nerves)
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath (refers to the meninges)
vag/o vagus nerve ( 10th cranial nerve)
alges/o , -algesia excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia pain
caus/o burning causalgia=intense burning pain following injury to sensory nerve
comat/o deep sleep (coma)
esthesi/o , -esthesia feeling, nervous sensation
kines/o, kinesi/o, -kinesia, -kinesis, -kinetic movement
-lepsy seizure
lex/o word, phrase
-paresis weakness
-phasia speech
-plegia paralysis
-praxia action
-sthenia strength
syncop/o to cut off, cut short
tax/o order, coordination
Created by: MUZZY on 2007-11-17



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