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Medical Terminology Chapter 10 - Pathology and Procedures
|abnormal growth of the brain.
|cerebrovascular accident (stroke) (CVA)
|when the blood flow in the brain is impeded.
|most common tumor. glial mass tumor.
|star cell tumor
|tumor of the oligodendrocytes.
|Rapidly growing malignant tumor of the brain.
|blood clot in the brain
|cause of thrombotic stroke
|transient ischemic attacks
|non-sustained episodes of neurological dysfunction.
|when a blood vessel breaks and bleeding into the brain occurs.
|abnormal accumulation of CSF in the brain.
|tissue plasminogen activator (TPA)
|dissolve the clot blocking the vessel.
|congenital defects in the lumbar spinal column where the lumbar parts do not develop properly.
|brain disorder where a gradual yet progressive mental deterioration is seen, along side of personality changes and general impaired functioning.
|chronic brain disease characterized by recurrent seizures.
|when the myelin sheath is destroyed on the neurons and replaced by sclerotic tissue.
|pertaining to a sudden, acute, onset, as the convulsion of an epileptic seizure.
|paralysis of a variety of types.
|caused form hypoxia during pregnancy or post delivery.
|paralysis on one side of the face.
|degeneration of neurons in the basal ganglia.
|herpes zoster (shingles)
|viral infection impacting on the peripheral nerves .
|inflammation of the meninges.
|traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head.
|bruising of brain tissue as a result of trauma to the head.
|x-ray imaging of the arterial vessels in the brain after contrast injection.
|Positron emission tomography scan (PET Scan)
|when radioactive glucose injected then visualized on brain imaging to detect metabolism in the brain cells.
|when CSF is withdrawn for analysis.
|specific instrument used to locate and treat specific abnormal structures on the brain.