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Nervous Reverse Defs


epilepsy a disorder characterized by seizures
coma abnormal. deep unconsciousness
microephaly abnormally small head
anorexia nervousa all-consuming desire to remain thin
bulimia nervousa binging and purging
concussion brain injury causing transient loss of consciousness
ventricles cavity of an organ
trephination circular opening make in the skull to relieve ICP
somatic nervous system conveys impulses for voluntary functions
autonomic nervous system conveys impulses to glands, smooth muscles and cardiac muscles
hypnotics depress CNS functions to induce sleep
multiple sclerosis disease of the myelin sheath
myelopathy disease of the spinal cord
cerebrum functions include sensory perception and interpretation, muscular movement and emotional aspects of behaviour and memory
agnosia inability to comprehend auditory, visual, spatial, olfactory and other sensations
catatonic inability to move or talk
aphasia inability to speak
craniotomy incision to the skull
peripheral nervous system includes all nervous tissue of the body found outside the CNS
encephalitis inflammation of the brain
pia mater innermost membrane of the brain and spinal cord
tremor involuntary tremble or shake
tics involuntary, spasmodic muscular contractions
ataxia lack of muscle coordination
lathargy lack of response; sluggish
psychosis major emotional disorder
nerve conduction velocity measures the speed impluses travel through a nerve
arachnoid membrane middler layer covering that brain and spinal cord
efferent nerves moves away from a central structure
afferent nerves moves toward a central structure
lumbar puncture needle puncture of the spinal cavity
central nervous system network of nervous tissue found in the brain and spinal cord
neurosis nonpsychotic mental illness
idopathic occurring without a known cause
dura mater outermost layer covering the brain and spinal cord
myelalgia pain in the spinal cord
herpes zoster painful, acute infectious disease; aka shingles
dystrophy poor development
aura premonitory awareness of an approaching physical or mental disorder
anestetics produce a loss of sensation
anxiety psychological "worry" disorder
electroencephalgraphy records electrical activity of the brain patterns
cerebellum refines muscular movement; aids in euqilibrium
analgesics relieve pain
convulsion sudden and violent contraction of the muscles
neuron the functional cell of the nervous system
meninges three membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord
neurotransmitters transmits impulses across synapses
asthenia weakness or debility
myelin sheath white fat-like sheath
Created by: lexieeesmith