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LOM Ch 10 Roots

Medical Terminology Nervous System

cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
dur/o dura mater
encephal/o brain
gli/o glial cells
lept/o thin, slender
mening/o menini/o meninges; membranes
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord
neur/o nerve
pont/o pons
radicul/o nerve root
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath
vag/o vagus nerve (10th cranial)
alges/o -algesia excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia pain
caus/o burning
comat/o deep sleep (coma)
esthesi/o -esthesia feeling, nervous sensation
kines/o kinesi/o -kinesia -kinesis -kinetic movement
-lepsy seizure
lex/o word, phrase
-paresis weakness
-phasia speech
-plegia paralysis
-praxia action
-sthenia strength
syncop/o to cut off, cut short (syncopal episode means fainting - greek word meaning cutting into or cut of strength with loss of consciousness)
tax/o order, coordination
Created by: cskinner