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MedTerm Chap 10

LOM Chapter 10 Vocabulary

Acetylcholine neurotransmitter chemical released at the ends of some nerve cells.
Arachnoid membrane Middle layer of the three meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Astrocyte a type of glial cell; transports water and salts from capillaries.
Autonomic nervous system nerves that control involuntary body functions of muscles, glands, and internal organs.
Axon microscopic fiber that carries the nervous impulse along a nerve cell.
Blood-brain barrier blood vessels that selectively let certain substances enter the brain tissue and keep other substances out.
Brainstem lower portion of the brain that connects the cerebrum with the spinal cord.
Cauda equine collection of spinal nerves below the end of the spinal cord.
Cerebellum part of the brain that coordinates muscle movements and maintains balance.
Cerebral cortex outer region of the cerebrum.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Fluid that circulates throughout the brain and spinal cord.
Cerebrum largest part of the brain; responsible for voluntary muscular activity, vision, speech, taste, hearing, thought and memory.
Dendrite microscpic branching fiber of a nerve cell that is the first part to receive the nervous impulse.
Dura mater thick, outermost later of the meninges surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord.
Ependymal cell cell that lines the fluid-filled sacs of the brain and spinal cord.
Ganglion a collection of nerve cell bodies in the peripheral nervous system.
Glial dells astrocytes, microglial cells, and oligodendroglia. Supportive and connective cells that do not carry impulses.
Gyrus sheets of nerve cells that produce elevation in the surface of the cerebral cortex.
Hypothalamus portion of the brain beneath the thalamus, controls sleep, appetite, body temperature, and secretions from the pituitary gland.
Medulla oblongata part of the brain that controls breathing, heartbeat, and size of blood vessels.
Meninges three protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Microglial cell one type of glial cell, phagocyte.
Myelin sheath fatty tissue that surrounds, protects, and insulates the axon of a nerve cell.
Neurotransmitter chemical messenger, released at the end of a nerve cell.
Oligodendroglial cell glial cell that forms the myelin sheath covering axons.
Parasympathetic nerves involuntary, autonomic nerves that help regulate body functions like heart rate and respiration.
Parenchyma essential, distinguishing cells of an organ.
Pia mater thin, delicate inner membrane of the meninges.
Plexus large, interlacing network of nerves.
Pons part of the brainstem that is a bridge connecting various parts of the brain.
Stroma connective and supportive tissue of an organ.
Sulcus depression or groove in the surface of the cerebral cortex.
Sympathetic nerves autonomic nerves that influence body functions involuntarily in times of stress.
Thalamus main relay center of the brain.
Ventricles of the brain reservoirs in the interior of the brain that contain cerebrospinal fluid.
Cerebello cerebellum
Cerebro cerebrum
Duro dura mater
Encephal brain
Glio glial cells
Lepto thin, slender
Meningo membranes, meninges
Meningio membranes, meninges
Myo muscle
Myelo spinal cord
Neuro nerve
Ponto pons
Radiculo nerve root
Thalamo thalamus
Theco sheath
Vago vagus nerve
Algeso excessive sensitivity to pain
Algia pain
Causo burning
Comato deep sleep
Esthesio feeling, nervous sensation
Kineso movement
Kinesis movement
Kinetic movement
Lepsy seizure
Lexo word, phrase
Paresis slight paralysis
Phasia speech
Plegia paralysis
Praxia action
Sthenia strength
Syncope to cut off, cut short
Taxo order, coordination
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