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CPC Ch. 2- Nervous S

CPC ch 2-Nervous System

Cerebr/o Cerebrum
Cortic/o cerebral cortex, outer portion
Encephal/o Brain
Gangli/o, ganglion/o ganglion
Gli/o neuroglia cells
Medull/o medulla oblongata, medulla(inner section), middle, soft, marrow
mening/o, meninge/o meninges
myel/o spinal cord
Narc/o stupor, numbness, sleep
Neur/o, neur/i nervous system, nervous tissue, nerve
Psych/o mind
Radiculo/o spinal nerve root
somn/o, somn/i sleep
Amnesia Loss of memory
Ataxia Loss of muscular coordination
Bradykinesia Abnormal or slowness of motion
Cephalgia/Cephalagia Headache
Cerebrospinal pertaining to the brain and spinal cord
Craniotomy surgical incision into the skull
Discectomy Surgical excision of an interverebral disc
Dyphasia Impairment of speech
Encephalomalacia Softening of the brain often due to ischemia or infarction
Epidural Pertaining to above or outside the dura mater.
Hemiparesis Paralysis on one side of the body
intracranial Within the skull
Laminectomy Excision of the vertebral posterior arch or spinal process
Meningitis Inflammation of the meninges or the membranes covering the spinal cord or brain
Myelitis Inflammation of the spinal cord
Neuralgia Severe or stabbing pain in the course of a nerve
Neuritis Inflammation of a nerve
Neurologist Physician who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system
Neurolysis destruction of nerve tissue or lysis perineural adhesions
Neurorrhaphy Repair of severed nerve by suture, graft or synthetic conduit.
Neurosis Emotional condition or disorder, anxiety is a primary characteristic
Paranoia A mental disorder, often includes delusions involving persecution.
Poliomyelitis Inflammation of gray matter of the spinal cord
Psychosis Abnormal condition of the mind, gross disorganization or distortion of mental capacity.
Quadriplegia Paralysis of all four extemities
Radiculitis Inflammation of the spinal nerve roots.
Subdural Below the dura mater.
Vagotomy Surgical incision of the vagus nerve.
Created by: cyndimarie21



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