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AP MOD. I-Neuro

The Nervous System

TermDefinition
central nervous system (CNS)-brain and spinal cord
peripheral nervous system (PNS)-all nerves
autonomic nervous system (ANS)-regulates involuntary actions
sensory neurons afferent neurons-conduct impulses to the spinal cord and brain
motor neurons efferent neurons-conduct impulses away from brain and spinal cord
interneurons conduct impulses from sensory neurons to motor neurons
multiple sclerosis a myelin disorder of CNS
neuroma tumor of the nervous system
concussion brain injury caused by jolt to head
cerebrovascular accident (CVA)-"stroke"-hemorrhage
cerebral palsy (CP)-paralysis caused by motor control are of brain befoer, during, or shortly after birth
dementia syndrome that includes memory loss, personality changes, reduced intellectual capacity
Alzheimer disease brain disorder of adulthood characterized by dementia
Huntington disease inherited disorder that progresses to severe dementia
seizure sudden burst of abnormal neuron activity that results in temporary changes in brain function
epilepsy characterized by recurring seizures
neuritis general term referring to nerve inflammation
trigeminal neuralgia recurring episodes of stabbing pain
Bell palsy paralysis of facial features resulting from damage to facial nerves
shingles herpes zoster-viral infection caused by chickenpox virus producing characteristic painful plaques
neuroblastoma malignant tumor of the sypathetic nervous system in young children
Created by: ddoyon