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Prefixes/Suffixes 8

Nervous System

encephal/o brain
ech/o reflected sound
-esthesia nervous sensation
ambul/o walk
cephal/o head
concuss/o shaken together
contus/o to bruise
mening/o meninges (membranes covering the spinal cord & brain)
myel/o spinal cord; bone marrow
narc/o numbness; stupor; sleep
neur/o nerve
klept/o to steal
-phobia fear
psych/o mind
somn/o sleep
Acrophobia Extreme or irrational fear of heights.
Amnesia A partial or total loss of memory.
Analgesic A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
Anesthesia Insensitivity to pain, esp. as artificially induced by the administration of gases or the injection of drugs before surgical operations.
Claustrophobia Extreme or irrational fear of confined places.
Comatose Of or in a state of deep unconsciousness for a prolonged or indefinite period, esp. as a result of severe injury or illness.
Concussion Temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. Also, loosely, aftereffects such as confusion or temporary incapacity.
Dementia A loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting more than six months, not present since birth, and not associated with a loss or alteration of consciousness.
Dyslexia A general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence
Empathy The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Encephalitis Inflammation of the brain, caused by infection or an allergic reaction.
Meningitis Inflammation of the meninges caused by viral or bacterial infection.
Neurologist A medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it.
PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Psychiatrist A medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
Seizure The sudden attack or recurrence of a disease. A single episode of epilepsy, often named for the type it represents.
Created by: Cunningham101