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Ch 5 Neuro & Psych

Ch 5 - Session 6 Neuro & Psych Terms/Definitions

TermDefinition
SYNESTHESIA (Sin-es-THEE-zhah) syn (together) / esthesia (sensation) - Condition where one sensation is experienced as another
PARESIS (puh-REE-sis) "To let go" - Partial paralysis characterized by varying degrees of sensation and motor function
ATOPOGNOSIS (AY-top-aw-GNOH-sis) a (no) / topo (place) / gnosis (knowledge) - Inability to locate a sensation
AFFERENT NERVE (A-fir-ent nirv) af (toward) / ferent nerve (carry) - A nerve that carries impulses toward the CNS
EFFERENT NERVE (EH-fir-ent nirv) ef (away) / ferent nerve (carry) - A Nerve that carries impulses away from the CNS
NEUROGLYCOPENIA (NIR-oh-GLAI-koh-PEE-nee-ah) neuro (nerve) / glyco (sugar) / penia (deficiency) - Deficiency of sugar that interferes with normal brain activity
NYSTAGMUS (nih-STAG-mus) "To nod" - Involuntary back and forth eye movements
ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (in-SEF-ah-loh-MAI-eh-LAI-tis) encephalo (brain) / myel (spinal cord) / itis (inflammation) - Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
NEUROENCEPHALOMYELOPATHY (NIR-oh-in-SEF-ah-loh-MAI-el-AW-pah-thee) neuro (nerve ) / encephalo (brain) / myelo (spinal cord) / pathy (disease) - Disease of the nerves, brain and spinal cord
NEURORRHAPHY (nir-OR-ah-fee) neuro (nerve) / rrhaphy (suture) - Suturing of a nerve (often the severed ends of a nerve)
ENDARTERECTOMY (EN-dar-tir-EK-toh-mee) end (inside) / arter (artery) / ectomy (removal of) - Removal of the inside of an artery
HD Huntington's Disease - An inherited disorder resulting in the death of brain cells
SRS Stereotactic Radiosurgery - A non-surgical radiation therapy used to treat functional abnormalities and small tumors of the brain
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - "Lou Gehrig's Disease" - A progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord via death of neurons
Created by: MCasler