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Brady Cpt 15

Brady 10th Terms

A swelling or enlargement of part of a blood vessel, resulting from weakening of the vessel wall. aneurysm
The inability to understand and/or produce speech. aphasia
A sensation experienced prior to a seizure; serves as a warning sign that a seizure is about to occur. aura
An interruption of blood flow to the brain that results in the loss of brain function. Also called a stroke. cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
A state of profound unconsciousness from which one cannot be roused. coma
Slurred speech. dysarthria
A blood clot or other substance in the circulatory system that travels to a blood vessel where it causes a blockage. embolus
Seizures that result from sudden high fevers, particularly in children. febrile seizures
A seizure characterized by severe twitching of all of the body's muscles that may last several minutes or more; formerly known as a grand mal seizure. generalized seizure
Weakness on one side of the body. hemiparesis
One of the two main types of stroke; occurs as a result of bleeding inside the brain. hemorrhagic stroke
A condition characterized by a low blood glucose level. hypoglycemia
Loss of bowel and/or bladder control; may be the result of a generalized seizure. incontinence
A lack of oxygen that deprives tissues of necessary nutrients, resulting from partial or complete blockage of blood flow; potentially reversible because permanent injury has not yet occurred. ischemia
One of the two main types of stroke; occurs when blood flow to a particular part of the brain is cut off by a blockage (eg, a clot) inside a blood vessel. ischemic stroke
A seizure affecting a limited portion of the brain. partial seizure
A period following a seizure that lasts between 5 and 30 minutes; characterized by labored respirations and some degree of altered mental status. postictal state
Generalized, uncoordinated muscular activity associated with loss of consciousness; a convulsion. seizure
A condition in which seizures recur every few minutes or last more than 30 minutes. status epilepticus
An interruption of blood flow to the brain that results in the loss of brain function; also called a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). stroke
A blood clot, either in the arterial or venous system. thrombosis
A type of seizure that features rhythmic back-and-forth motion of an extremity and body stiffness. tonic-clonic seizure
A disorder of the brain in which brain cells temporarily stop working because of insufficient oxygen, causing strokelike symptoms that resolve completely within 24 hours of onset. transient ischemic attack (TIA)
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