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Ch. 5


anesthetic a drug that causes loss of sensation
general anesthetic anesthetic that causes complete loss of consciousness
local anesthetic anesthetic that does not affect consciousness
regional anesthetic anesthetic that is injected into a nerve causing loss of sensation over a particular area
topical anesthetic local anesthesia applied to the surface of the area to be anesthetized
epidural anethetic anesthetic applied in the dural region of the spinal cord
analgesic a drug that relieves pain
anticonvulsant a drug that opposes convulsions
antidepressant a drug that opposes depression
antipsychotic a drug that opposes psychoses
anxiolytic a drug that lessens anxiety
hypnotic a drug that aids sleep
neuropharacology the study of the effects of drugs on the nervous system
pschopharmacology the study of the effects of drugs on mental processes
psychotropic drugs that are able to turn the mind
thrombolytic a drug that dissolves clots
cerebrotomy incision into the brain
chemotherapy treatment using chemicals
craniectomy removal of a piece of the skull
craniotomy incision into the skull
endarterectomy removal of the inside of an artery
endovascular neurosurgery surgery on the nervous system performed by entering the body through blood vessels
lobectomy removal of a lobe
lobotomy incision into a lobe
neurectomy removal of a nerve
neurolysis destruction of nerve tissue
neuroplasy reconstruction of a nerve
neurorrhaphy suturing of a nerve (often the severed ends of a nerve)
neurotomy incision into a nerve
ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electroencephalogram
EMG electromyogram
ICP intracranial pressure
LOC level of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MRA magnetic resonance angiography
MS multiple sclerosis
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
PET positron emission tomography
PNS peripheral nervous system
TIA transient ischemic attack
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