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The Nervous System

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delirium brief loss of mental function
myoclonus muscle twitching
monoparesis partial paralysis of one limb
monoplegia paralysis of one limb
causalgia painful sensation of burning
echoencephalography procedure used to examine the brain using sound waves
electroencephalography (EEG) procedure used to examine the electrical activity of the brain
myelogram image of the spinal cord, usually done using x-ray
transcranial Doppler sonography an imaging technique that produces an image of the brain using sound waves sent through the skull
atopognosis inability to locate a sensation
neuroglycopenia deficiency of sugar that interferes with normal brain activity
nystagmus involuntary back and forth eye movements
prosopagnosia inability to recognize faces
craniostenosis abnormal narrowing of the skull
myelodysplasia defective formation of the spinal cord
poliomyelitis inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord