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Chapter 10

TermDefinition
Caus Burn
Cerebr Brain, cerebrum
Concuss Shaken together
Contus Bruise
Encephal Brain
Esthesia Sensation, feeling
Esthet Nervous
Graphy Producing a picture or recording
Mening Membranes, meninges
Myelo Spinal cord, bone marrow
Neuro Nerve
Phobia Abnormal fear
Psych Mind
Radicul Root or nerve root
Tropic Having an affinity for
Alzheimer's disease Degenerative changes in the brain structure that lead to memory loss, impaired cognition, and personality changes
Anxiety disorders Anxiety or fear that is out of proportion
Cerebral palsy Poor muscle control, spasticity, speech, defects, and other neurologic deficiencies
Encephalitis Inflammation of the brain
Migraine headache A headache characterized by throbbing pain on one side of the head
Post-traumatic stress disorder The development of characteristic symptoms after a major traumatic event
Syncope Brief loss of consciousness caused by the decreased flow of blood to the brain
Cerebrum Higher brain function and action, largest and uppermost
Transient ischemic attack Mini-stroke, temporary interruption in the blood supply to the brain
Aphasia Loss of the ability to speak, write, and or comprehend written or spoken words
Absence seizure (petit mal seizure) Brief disturbance in brain function in which there is loss of awareness often described as a staring episode
Autism spectrum disorders Describes a group of conditions in which a young child has difficulty developing normal social relationships and communication skills, may follow repetitive routines, and has narrowly focused intense interests that may be unusual
Drug overdose Accidental/ intentional use of an illegal drug or prescription medicine in an amount higher than what is safe or normal
P After
PMH Pervious medical history
PO By mouth
PR By rectum
PRN As needed
PT Physical therapy
Pt Patient
Px Physical exam
Created by: KayleemWhite