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medterms 14

brain and spinal cord the nervous system
neurons the structures of the nervous systems is composed of
myelin covers neurons; an insulating substance
meningocele protusion of meninges
cerebrum the largest part of the brain
the brains is divided into frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital
cerebromalacia softening of cerebrum
cerebrovascular pertaining to cerebral blood vessels
electroencephalogram record of electricity of brain
encephalitis brain inflammation
anesthesia without sensation
medulla oblongata part of the brain stem
pia meter inner layer of the meninges
myelosclerosis hardening of spinal cord
sensory nerves carry information to CNS
motor nerves carry messages from CNS to muscles and organs
meningal pertaining to meninges
neuropathy nerve disease
dysphasia difficult speech
hemiplegia half paralysis
pons part of the brain stem
pontocerebellar pertaining to pons and cerebellum
anticonvulsant reduce excitability of neurons
brain tumor intracranial mass
cerebral contusion bruising of brain
CP oxygen deprivation at time of birth
cerebrovascular (CVA) stroke
coma profound unconsciousness
concussion injury to brain; last 24 hours or less
dementia progessive impairment of the intelectual function
epilepsy result of uncontrolled neuron electrical activity
hydrocephalus buildup of cerebrospinal fluid within brain
lumbar puncture spinal tap
migraine severe head pain, sensitivity to light, dizziness, adn nausea
multiple sclerosis (MS) immune system damages myelin
myasthenia gravis autoimmune disease affects synapse
paralysis loss of muscle function and movement
parkinson disease tremors, musclar weakness, rigidity
absence seizure petit mal seizure
tonic-clonic seizure grand mal seizure
shingles herpes zoster
spina bifida congential defect in walls of spinal cord
SCI damage to spinal cord
subdural hematoma blood forming underneath dura mater
syncope fainting
transient ischemic attack (TIA) temporary reduction of blood supply to brain
Created by: cheyenneturner