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Neurology

Veterinary Neurology Terms

TermDefinition
Neuron Single nerve cell w/ a cell body, axon, dendrite.
Afferent (sensory) Neuron Neurons that conduct impulses from body to brain and spinal cord.
Efferent (motor) Neuron Motor neurons that convey impulses from brain and spinal cord to muscles and glands.
Reflex Involuntary response to stimuli.
Encecphal/o Combining form for brain
Myel/o Combining form for spinal cord.
Epidural Injecting local anesthesia agent into epidural space or spinal canal->numbs.
Ataxia Failure of muscular coordination; irregularity of muscular reaction.
Hematoma Localized collection of extravasculated blood; usually clotted (bruise).
IVDD Intervertebral disc disease-- Pain and neurologic defects, the paralysis-- displacement of part or all nucleus of intervertebral discs.
Analgesia Insensibility to pain.
Anesthesia Loss of feeling in part or all of body.
Laminectomy Procedure in which a portion of the vertebral arch is removed to relieve signs caused by IVDD.
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