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Ch.10 ImportantWords

Nervous System Important Words

Absence Seizure Form of seizure consisting of momentary clouding of consciousness and loss of awareness of surroundings.
Aneurysm Enlarged, weekend are in a n arterial wall, which may rupture, leading to hemorrhage and CVA (stroke).
Astrocytoma Malignant tumor of astrocytes.
Aura Peculiar symptom or sensation occurring before the onset of an attack of migraine or an epileptic seizure.
Dementia Mental decline and deterioration.
Demyelination Destruction of marlin on axons of neurons.
Dopamine CNS neurotransmitter, deficient in patient with Parkinson disease.
Embolus Clot of material that travels through the bloodstream and suddenly blocks a vessel.
Gait Manner of walking,
Ictal Event Pertaining to sudden, acute, onset, as with the convulsions of an epileptic seizure.
Occlusion Blockage
Palliative Relieving symptoms but not curing them.
Thymectomy Removal of the thymus gland; used as treatment for myasthenia gravis.
TLA Transient Ischemic Attack
tic Involuntary movement of a small group of muscles, as of the face; characteristic of Tourette's Syndrome.
tonic-clonic seizure Majore convulsive seizure makes by sudden loss of consciousness, stiffening of muscles, and twitching and jerking movements.
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