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Chapter 10- Nervous Review

______________ exposes abnormal tissue to extreme cold and freezing and destroys tissue. cryosurgery
What procedure is utilized to relieve intractable pain? thalamotomy
This virus is responsible for both the chicken pox and the shingles. herpes zoster
What is another name for a stroke? cerebrovascular accident
This procedure is performed by cutting a circular opening into the skull to reveal brain tissue and decrease intracranial pressure. trephination
What procedure is performed to relieve a peptic ulcer? vagotomy
What is the name of mini-strokes? transient ischemic attacks
______________ is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain. hydrocephalus
___________________ is the paralysis on one side of the face likely caused by a virus. Bell's Palsy
A _________________ is the removal of CSF from between two lumbar vertebra for analysis. lumbar puncture
How many cranial nerves are there? twelve
When the both the spinal cord and the meninges protrude outside of the body it is called a ______________________. myelomeningocele
This brain disorder is characterized by gradual and progressive mental deterioration with personality changes and impairment of daily functioning. Alzheimer's disease
When a patient has an episode characterized by sudden loss of consciousness, falling down, and then tonic contractions followed by clonic contractions the patient is having a ______________________. tonic-clonic or grand-mal seizure
This chronic disease results in the destruction of the myelin sheath on the neurons in the CNS. multiple sclerosis
The involuntary, spasmodic, twitching movements with uncontrollabe vocal sounds and inappropriate language is called ___________________________. Tourette syndrome
A _________________ is the x-ray imaging of the spinal canal after the injection of a contrast medium into the subarachnoid space. myelogram or myelography
A ____________________ is performed by utilizing sound waves to detect blood flow in the carotid and intracranial arteries. Doppler/ultrasound studies
Created by: leanneweit on 2009-12-14

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