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Abbreviation & Terminology wk 2

ECOA equal credit opportunity act
FCRA fair credit reporting act
FN final notice
CNS central nervous system
PNS peripheral nervous system
LOC levels of consciousness
TIA transient ischemic attack
CVA cerebrovascular accident
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
CT computed tomography
PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder
SAD seasonal affective disorder
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADHD attention deficit hyperactive disorder
MS multiple sclerosis
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
ICP intracranial pressure
AD alzheimer's disease
dura mater thick,tough, outermost membrane of the meninges
meninges system of membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system
cephalgia (AKA headache) pain in the head
hydrocephalus a condition in which excessive cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the ventricles of the brain
cranial hematoma collection of blood trapped in the tissues of the brain
syncope (AKA fainting) brief loss of consciousness caused by the decreased flow of blood to the brain
intracranial amount of pressure inside the skull
poliomyelitis (AKA polio) highly contagious viral disease that attacks the spinal cord and bone marrow
polyneuritis inflammation of many nerves
radiculopathy nerve root disease
somnambulism (AKA sleepwalking) condition of walking or performing some other activity without awakening
narcolepsy sleep disorder consisting or sudden and uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the day
myelitis inflammation of the spinal cord
myelography radiographic study of the spinal cord
echoencephalography use of ultrasound imaging to diagnose a shift in the midline structure of the brain
kleptomania disorder characterized by repeatingly stealing objects, neither for personal use nor for monetary value
claustrophobia abnormal fear of being in narrow and enclosed spaces
neurorrhaphy surgically suturing together the ends of a severed nerve
anesthesiologist medical professional who specializes in administering anesthesia
antidepressant medication administered to prevent or relive depression
Created by: wheelepa