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Chapter 10 AP3 Quiz


absence seizure mionor form of seizure consisting of momentary clouding of consiousnes and loss of awareness of surroundings
aneurysm enlarged, weakened area in an arterial wall, which may rupture, leading to hemorrage and CVA.
astrocytoma malignant tumor of astrocytes
blast immature cells
dementia mental decline and deterioration
demyelination destruction of myelin on axons of nerves
dopamine CNS neurotransmitter, deficient in pt with parkinson's disease
embolus a mass(clot) of material travels through the bloodstream and suddenly blocks a vessel
gait manner of walking
herpes zoster herpes virus that causes shingles
ictal event pretaining to a sudden, acute onset, as the convulsions of an epliepic seizure
occlusion blockage
palliative relieving symptoms but not curring
thymectomy removal of the thymus gland
TIA transient ischemic attack
tic involuntary movement of a small group of muscles
tonic-clonic seizure major(grand mal) convulsive seizure marked by sudden loss of consiousness, stiffening of muscles and twitching and jerking movement
AD alzheimer's disease
ALS amhotrophic lateral sclerosisLou Gehrig 's disease
CNS central nervous system
CT cerebrovascular accident
GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid
LP lumbar puncture
MG myasthenia gravis
AFP alpha-fetoprotein
AVM arteriovenous malformation
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
ICP intracranial pressure
MAC monitored anesthetic care
MRA magnetic resonance angiography
MG myasthenia gravis
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple scerosis
1/2P hemiparesis
PET positron emission tomography
TBI traumatic brain injury
TENS transutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Sz seizure
TIA transient ischemic attack
tPA tissue plasminogen activator clot-dissovling drug
EEG electoencephalography
PSRS proton stereotactic radiosurgery
aura peculiar sensation experienced by some persons with epilepsy before onset of seizure
Created by: jasra