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Mod A Lab Final

Mod A Lab Final Vocab

CVA cerebrovascular accident
-edema swelling
LP lumbar puncture
-oma tumor
-otmoy incision
neuro- nerve
MS Multiple Sclerosis
psycho mind
TIA transient ischemic attack (mini stroke)
-tripsy crushing
abnormal fear of high places acrophobia
controls involuntary bodily functions such as sweating and arterial blood pressure autonomic nerves
portion of nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord CNS - central nervous system
Outermost layer covering the brain and spinal cord. dura mater
Nerve cells in the CNS that acts as links between sensory & motor neurons. interneurons
Conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands; control most of the body's functions. Also described as efferent processes. motor nerves
Nerves that transmit impulses to the CNS sensory neurons
Structural and functional units of the nervous system. Specialized conductors of impulses that enable the body to interact with its internal and external environments. neurons
Part of the brain stem that connects the pons and the rest of the brain to the spinal cord. Regulates & controls breathing, swallowing, coughing, sneezing, vomiting & arterial blood pressure. oblongata
Nerves throughout the body carrying information to and from the spinal cord. 12 pair of cranial nerves & 31 pairs of spinal nerves. peripheral nerves
Innermost meningeal layer, attached directly to the underlying tissue layer. pia mater
Carry impulses from the peripheral to the brain. They do not have true dendrites. sensory nerves
Where the brain's major motor are is located cerebrum
Located in the thoracic & lumbar of the spinal cord; part of anatomical nervous system with fibers that are distributed to heart, smooth muscles & glands of entire body. "Fight or flight." sympathetic
Condition of loss or lack of memory. amnesia
Loss or lack of ability to eat or swallow. aphagia
Second meningeal layer; layer that separates the dura mater from the subarachnoid space. Name refers to the spidery web appearance. arachnoid
Imperfect development of spinal cord atelomyelia
Headache; head pain. cephalalgia
Surgical incision of the skull. craniotomy
Individual who has difficulty in comprehending written language. dyslexia
Paralysis on one side of the body. hemiplegia
Artificially induced condition of sleep hypnosis
Thin membraneous sheath that envelopes a nerve fiber; Sheath of Schwann. neurilemma
Created by: angelcap99