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Unit 4 Vocabs

anesthesiologist a physician who specializes in the science of anesthesia
aphagia a loss or lack of the ability to eat or swallow
aphasia a loss or lack of the ability to speak
bradykinesia an abnormal slowness of motion
cephalalgia head pain; headache
cerebrospinal pertaining to the cerebellum and spinal cord
dysphasia impairment of speech caused by a brain lesion
electroencephalograph an instrument used to record the electrical activity of the brain
encephalitis inflammation of the brain
encephalopathy pertaining to any disease of the brain
foraminotomy surgical incision into the intervertebral foramen
hemiparesis slight paralysis that affects one half of the body
hydrocephalus pertaining to an increased amount of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain
hyperesthesia excessive feelings of sensory stimuli, such as pai, touch, or sound
hyperkinesis excessive muscular movement and motion; inability to be still; also known as hyperactivity
hypermnesia a state of excellent memory for names, dates, and details; may occur with psychosis, during neurosurgical procedures, or with brain injuries
intracranial pertaining to within the skull
laminectomy surgical excision of a vertebral posterior arch
microcephalus pertaining to an individual with a very small head
neuralgia pain in a nerve or nerves
neurasthenia nervous weakness, exhaustion, prostration common after depressed states
paraplegia paralysis of both legs and, in some cases, the lower portion of the body
quadriplegia paralysis of all four extremities
radiculitis inflammation of spinal nerve roots
Created by: sgaston712