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Babinski sign Pathologic response to stimulation of the plantar surface of the foot
Cerebral angiogram X-ray of blood vessels in the brain after intracarotid injection of contrast medium
Deep tendon reflexes Involuntary muscle contraction after percussion at a tendon
Electroencephalogram Record the minute electrical impulses of the brain
Evoked potentials Record of minute electrical potentials (waves) that are extracted from ongoing EEG activity to diagnose auditory, visual & sensory pathway disorders
Polysomnography Record of various aspects of sleep (eye & muscle movement, respiration & EEG patterns)
Lumbar puncture Introduction of a needle into the spine to diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
Myelogram X-ray of the spinal cord obtained after intraspinal injection of contrast medium
Positron-emission tomography (PET) Technique combining nuclear medicine & computed tomography to produce images of brain anatomy & corresponding physiology
Transcranial Doppler sonogram Image made with ultrasound beams through the skull to assess the blood flow in intracranial vessels
Analgesic An agent that relives pain
Anticonvulsant An agent that prevents or lessens convulsion
Anxiolytic agents Drugs used to reduce anxiety
Behavioral therapy Treatment to decrease or stop unwanted behavior
Carotid endarterectomy Incision and coring of the carotid artery to clear a blockage
Cognitive therapy Treatment to change unwanted patterns of thinking
Craniectomy Excision of part of the skull to approach the brain
Craniotomy Incision into the skull to approach the brain
Diskectomy (discectomy) Removal of a herniated disk
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) Electrical shock applied to the brain to induce convulsions to treat patients with severe depression
Hypnotic An agent that induces sleep
Laminectomy Excision of one or more laminae of the vertebrae to approach the spinal cord
Light therapy Use of specialized illuminating light boxes and visors to treat seasonal affective disorders
Neuroplasty Surgical repair of a nerve
Psychotherapy Treatment of psychiatric disorders using verbal and nonverbal communication
Sedative Agents that have a calming effect
Spondylosyndesis Spinal fusion
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