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HCT Chapter 19

Cerebrospinal fluid Fluid contained in the brain's ventricles, intracranial spaces, and central canal of the spinal cord
Dementia Organic loss of intellectual function
Epilepsy Transient disturbances of brain function
Impulse Sudden pushing force; activity along nerve fibers
Intracranial Situated within the cranium
Ischemia Insufficient blood to a body part caused by a functional constriction or actual obstruction of a blood vessel
Meninges Three membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord
Myelography X-rays of the spinal cord after injection of a contrast medium
Neurotransmitter Chemical messenger, released from the axon of one neuron, that travels to another nearby neuron
Polyneuritis Inflammation of many nerves at once
Reflex An involuntary action in response to a stimulus
Regenerate Natural renewal of a structure, as of lost tissue or part
Senile Pertaining to or characteristic of old age, especially physical or mental deterioration accompanying aging
Created by: mrsdancona