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terminology ch. 13

Nerves of steel

synaps/o and synapt/o synapse
dendr/o dendrite
ax/o axis
astr/o star.
micro- small.
oligo- few
dendr/o branching
-cyte cell
Mening/o and meningi/o layers of connective tissue enclosing the CNS
Dur/o dura mater.
Dura tough
Arachn/o spider,
gangli/o and ganglion/o knotlike masses of nerve cell bodies located outside the CNS
Plex/o plexus or network
encephal/o brain
myel/o spinal cord (Remember, myel/o also means bone marrow.)
sub- below
Crani/o skull.
cerebr/o cerebrum
gyr/o folding
sulc/o groove
cerebell/o cerebellum
concuss/o shaken together
-paresis weakness.
narc/o stupor,
lepsy seizure
-plegia paralysis or weakness
para hind or lower portion
-esthesia sensation or feeling
caus/o and caust/o burning
poli/o gray
Radicul/o root.
bifid/o split or cleft.
Created by: mtalbot