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Ch 10 Word Anatomy

Medical terms for The Nervous System and Cranial Nerves

TermDefinition
Cerebro brain
Chorio membrane
Contra opposed, against
Encephalo brain
Gyro circle
Latero lateral, side
Tomo cut
Cephalo head
rhage bursting forth
phasia speech, ability to talk
glosso tongue
Cerebrospinal fluid circulates around the brain and spinal. cerebro
The choroid plexus is the vascular membrane in the ventricle that produces CSF. chorio
The cerebral cortex has contralateral control of motor function. contra
The diencephalon is the part of the brain located between the cerebral hemispheres and the brain stem. encephalo
A gyrus is a circular raised area on the surface of the brain. gyro
The cerebral cortex has contralateral control of motor function. latero
Tomography is a method for viewing sections as if cut through the body. tomo
Hydrocephalus is the accumulation of the fluid within the brain. cephalo
A cerebral hemorrhage is a sudden bursting forth of blood in the brain. rhage
Aphasia is a loss of defect in language communication. phasia
The hypoglossal nerve controls muscles of the tongue. glosso
Created by: Jessica Venyke
 

 



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