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The Nervous System!

Terms for the Nervous System

encephalitis inflammation of the brain
paraplegia paralysis (unable to move) from the waist down
hydrocephalic water on the brain
cerebral palsy partial paralysis and lack of coordination from a defect or injury at birth
hemiplegia paralysis on one side (right or left side) of the body
quadirplegia paralysis from the neck down, affects all four limbs
Transient Ischemic Attacks decreased blood supply to the brain, mini stroke, a warning sign for strokes, dizziness may be a symptom
Parkinson's Disease a chronic progressive disease with tremors and shifting gait (shakiness when walking)
anesthesia loss of sensations and consciousness
Alzheimer's Disease progressive confusion and memory loss
Multiple Sclerosis degenerative disease which produces hardened patches along the brain, symptoms include weakness and blurred vision
meningitis inflammation of the covering of the brain (meninges)
epilepsy disease of the nervous system causing seizures
cerebrovascular accident lack of blood supply to the brain, commonly known as stroke
neuralgia pain in a nerve
aphasia loss of expression or understanding of speech
cerebrospinal pertaining to the brain and spinal cord
subdural hematoma blood tumor in the brain
neurology study of the nervous system
lumbar puncture a needle is inserted into the spinal column to remove spinal fluid for testing
Created by: dtomczik