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Chapter 10


Part of the brain responsible for coordinating muscle movements and maintaining balance: Cerebrum
Pertaining to the muscles and nerves: Myoneural
Neurotransmitter: Acetylcholine
Part of the nerve cells that first receive the nervous impulse is the: Dendrite
Elevated portions of the cerebral cortex are called: Gyri
Burning sensation of pain: Causalgia
A network of interlacing nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system: Plexus
Portion of the brain that controls the pituitary gland, water balance, and body temperature: Hypothalamus
Glial cells Astrocytes
Space between nerve cells is called the: synapse
Part of the brain that controls breathing, heartbeat, and the size of blood vessels: Medulla oblongata
Inability to speak: Aphasia
Collection of spinal nerves below the end of the spinal cord: Cauda equina
X-ray of the spinal cord: Myelogram
Abnormal sensation of tingling or prickling: Paresthesia
Inflammation of a spinal nerve root: Radiculitis
A highly malignant brain tumor: Glioblastoma
Paralysis of four extremities: Guadriplegia
Cerebral aneurysm, fibrosis, or hemorrhage can be the cause of: Cerebrovascular accident / stroke
Fainting: Syncope
Spina bifida is associated with: Myelomeningocele / Meningocele
Parkinson's disease is characterized by: Shuffling gait
Disorder of reading, writing,and learning is; Dyslexia
Condition of no nervous sensation: Anesthesia
Collection of blood within the meningeal layers: Subdural hematoma
Created by: Bowiegirl