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Medical terminology

Nervous System

TermDefinition
-algesia, alges/o pain sensitivity
astr/o star, star-shaped
atel/o incomplete, imperfect
-bulia, -boulia will
cerebr/o cerebrum, brain
-crasia mixture, temperament
drom/o, -drome running
encephal/o brain
esthesi/o, -esthesia sensation, feeling
gangli/o, ganglion/o ganglion
gli/o glue, neuroglia
heli/o sun
hydr/o water, hydrogen
hypn/o sleep
hypothalam/o hypothalamus
keraun/o lightning
klept/o theft, stealing
-lemma confining membrane
-lepsy seizure
-lexia speech, word
log/o, -log, -logue word, speech, thought
-mania madness, obsesive preoccupation
medull/o medulla, marrow
mening/o meninges, membranes
ment/o mind
-mnesia memory
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
narc/o numbness, stupor
neur/o nerve
noci- to cause harm, injury or pain
-noia mind, will
-paresis partial paralysis
phaner/o visible, apparent
-phobia, - phob/o fear, aversion
phren/o mind, diaphragm
picr/o bitter
piez/o, pies/i, -piesis pressure
-plegia paralysis
poli/o grey
-pore opening, passageway
-praxia action, activity
psych/o mind
psychr/o cold
radicul/o nerve root
rhiz/o root
schiz/o split division
somn/i, -somnia sleep
syring/o tube, fistula
tauto- identical, same
-taxia, tax/o arrangement, coordination
tel/o end
tephr/o grey ( ashen)
thant/o death
thec/o sheath
vag/o vagus nerve
Created by: Nachure18