Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Nervous system

Cerebell/o Cerebellum
Cerebr/o Cerebrum
Dur/o Dura mater
Encephal/o Brain
Gli/o Glial cells
Lept/o Thin, slender
Mening/o Meningi/o Membranes, meninges
My/o Muscle
Myel/o Spinal cord (means bone marrow in other contexts)
Neur/o Nerve
Pont/o Pons
Radicul/o Nerve root(of spinal nerves)
Thalam/o Thalamus
Thec/o Sheath (refers to the meninges)
Vag/o Vagus nerves (10th cranial nerve)
Alges/o, -algesia Excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia Pain
Caus/o Burning
Comat/o Deep sleep (coma)
Esthesi/o, -esthesia Feeling, nervous sensation
Kines/o, kinesi/o -kinesia, -kinesis, -kinetic Movement
-lepsy Seizure
Lex/o Word, phrase
-paresis Weakness
-phasia Speech
-plegia Paralysis (loss or impairment of the ability to move parts of the body)
-praxia Action
-sthenia Strength
Syncop/o To cut off,cut short
Tax/o Order, coordination
Part of the brain responsible for coordinating muscle movements and maintaining balance: cerebellum
Part of the nerve cell that first receives the nervous impulse is the dendrite
Elevated portions of the cerebral cortex: gyri
A network of interlacing nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system (PNS): plexus
Portion of the brain that controls the pituitary gland, water balance, and body temperature: hypothalamus
Part of the brain that controls breathing, heartbeat, and the size of blood vessels: medulla oblongata
Collection of spinal nerves below the end of the spinal cord: cauda equina
X-ray record (image) of the spinal cord: myelogram
Collection of blood within the meningeal layers: subdural hematoma
Abnormal sensation of tingling or pricking paresthesia
Pertaining to muscles and nerves: myoneural
Created by: sfa106224
Popular Medical sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards