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Stack #50969

B's systems: nerv, endocr, resp, digest, urin, reprod

termmeaning
nervous system includes brain, spinal cord, nerves and sense organs
nervous system function regulates body activities through action potentials (nerve impulses)
neuroma nerve tumour
neuron conducting cell of nervous system
axon conducts impulses away from cell body
dendrite conducts impulses towards cell body
meninges covering of brain and spinal cord
outermost layer of meninges dura mater (fibrous membrane)
middle layer of meninges arachnoid membrane (fragile, fibrous layer)
innermost layer of meninges pia mater (extremely thin, has rich blood supply)
space between dura mater and arachnoid membrane subdural space (site of hemorrhage after head trauma)
space between arachnoid membrane and pia mater epidural or subarachnoid space (filled with cerebrospinal fluid)
afferent (in nervous system) sensory impulses to brain
efferent (in nervous system) motor impulses from brain
aphasia loss or impairment of speech, written language or signs
aphonia loss of speech
apraxia partial or complete loss of ability to perform movements
ataxia impairment of coordination of movement
dysphagia difficulty in swallowing
dysphasia impairment of speech
dyspraxia partial loss of ability to coordinate movements
migraine headaches throbbing vascular headache, associated with constriction and dilation of arteries within the brain
cerebral palsy progressive, permanent disorder of movement and posture resulting from an insult to the immature brain
epilepsy abnormal electrical activity of brain causing spasms
endocrine system includes all hormone-producing glands and cells
endocrine system fnc regulates body activities through hormones transported in the blood
hypercalcemia excess calcium in the blood
metabolism sum of all chemical and physical changes in body
respiratory system includes lungs, and associated passageways such as pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchial tubes
digestive system function break down and absorb food for use by cells and eliminate wastes
Crohn's Disease chronic inflammation of GI tract
urinary system fnc regulates chemical composition of blood, eliminates wastes...
prostatectomy excision of prostate
Created by: BethKet