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Nervous system chp12

cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
encephal/o brain
gli/o glue
medull/o medulla oblongata
mening/o meninges
meningi/o meninges
myel/o spinal cord
neur/o nerve
phas/o speech
poli/o grey matter
pont/o pons
radicul/o nerve root
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath (meninges)
ventricul/o brain ventricle
-algesia pain, sensitivity
-esthesia feeling, sensation
-paresis weakness
-phasia speech
-plegia paralysis
-taxia muscle coordination
Olfactory I smell
Optic II vision
Oculomotor III controls eye movement and pupils
Trochlear IV Controls oblique eye muscles
Trigeminal V Carries sensory facial impulses
Abducens VI turns eye side to side
Facial VII controls facial muscles
Vestibulocochlear VII hearing and equilibrium
Glossopharyngeal IX swallowing
Vagus X supplies most organs in abdominal and thoracic cavities
Accessory XI controls the neck and shoulder muscles
Hypoglossal XII Controls tongue muscles
aura sensations, such as seeing colors or smelling an unusual odor, that occur just prior to an epileptic seizure or migraine headache
coma profound unconsciousness or stupor resulting form an illness or injury
conscious condition of being awake and aware of surroundings
convulsion severe involuntary muscle contractions
delirium abnormal mental state; confusion, disorientation, and agitation
focal seizure localized seizure often affecting one limb
hemiparesis weakness or loss of motion on one side of the body
hemiplegia paralysis on only one side of the body
neurology diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the nervous system.
palsy temporary or permanent loss of the ability to control movement
paralysis temporary or permanent loss of function or voluntary movement
paraplegia paralysis of the lower portion of the body and both legs
paresthesia abnormal sensation such as burning or tingling
seizure sudden, uncontrollable onset of symptoms; such as in an epileptic seizure
syncope fainting
tremor involuntary repetitive alternating movement of a part of the body
unconscious condition or state of being unaware of surrounding, with the inability to respond to stimuli
absence seizure last a few seconds; loss of awareness and absence of activity. Also called petit mal seizure
Alzheimer's disease Chronic, organic mental disorder consisting of dementia
astrocytoma tumor of the brain or spinal cord that is composed of astrocytes, one of the types of neuroglial cells
Brain tumor can still be fatal even if it is benign
cerebral aneurysm localized abnormal dilation of blood vessel, usually an artery
cerebral contusion bruising of the brain; longer than 24 hrs unconsciousness, dizziness, vomiting, unequal pupil size, and shock
cerebral palsy (CP) non progressive brain damage resulting from a defect, trauma, or oxygen deprivation at the time of birth
cerebrovascular accidnet (CVA) "Stroke" development of an infarct due to loss in the blood supply to an area of the brain
concussion brain shaken inside of skull from blow or impact; can result in unconsciousness, vomiting, dizziness, unequal pupil size, and shock; 24hrs
epilepsy recurrent disorder of the brain; seizures and loss of consciousness as result of uncontrolled electrical activity of neurons in the brain
hydrocephalus cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain; enlarged head
Parkinson's disease chronic disorder of the nervous system w/ fine tremors, muscular weakness, rigidity, and a shuffling gait.
Reye syndrome acute encephalopathy and damage to various organs, especially the liver. Affects children under 15 yrs of age who have had a viral infection
tonic-clonic seizure "Grand mal seizure" seizure characterized by a loss of consciousness and convulsions. strong continuous muscle spasms(tonic); rhythmic muscle contraction and relaxation(clonic); Grand mal seizure
Transient ischemic atack (TIA) temporary interference with blood supply to the brain
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) "Lou Gehrig's disease" disease w/ muscle weakness and atrophy due to degeneration of motor neurons of spinal cord.
meningocele congenital condition in which the meninges protrude through an opening in the vertebral column ; Spina bifida
myelomeningocele congenital meninges and spinal cord protrude through an opening in the vertebral column ; Spina bifida
poliomyelitis inflammation of gray matter of spinal cord
spina bifida congenital defect in the walls of the spinal canal in which the laminae of the vertebra do not meet or close
spinal cord injury (SCI) damage to the spinal cord as a result of trauma; bruised or completely severed
Bell's palsy one sided facial paralysis due to inflammation of the facial nerve, viral in nature. can't control salivation, tearing of eyes, or expression
Guillain-Barre syndrome disease of nervous system; nerves lose their myelin covering autoimmune reaction; characterized by loss of sensation and/or muscle control starting in the legs
Multiple sclerosis (MS) inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in which there is extreme weakness and numbness due to loss of myelin insulation from nerves
Myasthenia gravis disease w/ severe muscular weakness and fatigue due to insufficient neurotransmitter at a snyapse
shingles eruption of painful blister on the body along a nerve path. thought to be cause by a herpes zoster virus infection of the nerve root
epidural hematoma mass of blood in the space outside the dura mater of the brain and spinal cord
subdural hematoma mass of blood forming beneath the dura matter if the meninges are torn by trauma; May exert fatal pressure on the brain if the hemotoma is not drained
cerebrospinal fluid analysis examination of the clear, watery, colorless fluid from within the brain and spinal cord. infections and the abnormal presence of blood can be detected in this test
Positron emission tomography (PET) measurement can be taken of oxygen and glucose uptake, cerebral blood flow, and blood volume
Babinski reflex helps determine lesions and abnormalities in the nervous system. Great toe extends instead of flexing; flexion is the normal reflex
electroencephalography (EEG) records electrical activity of brain
lumbar puncture (LP) puncture w/ needle into the lumbar area to withdraw fluid for examination and for injection of anesthesia; also called spinal tap
Nerve conduction velocity measures how fast an impulse travels along a nerve.
Nerve block injection of regional anesthetic to stop the passage of sensory or pain impules along nerve path
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ANS autonomic nervous system
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA (stroke) cerebrovascular accident
CVD cerebrovascular disease
EEG electroencephalogram, electroencephalography
HA headache
ICP intracranial pressure
LP lumbar puncture
MS multiple sclerosis
PET positron emmission tomography
PNS peripheral nervous system
SCI spinal cord injury
TIA transient ischemic attack
Created by: tammiemcconnell