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3540 abbrev week 2

3540 week 2 Abbrevitions and definitions

ECOA Equal Credit Opportunity Act
FCRA Fair Credit Reporting Act
FN Final Notice
CNS Central Nervous System
PNS Peripheral Nervous System
LOC Leval of Consciousness
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
CT Computed Tomography
PTSD Posttraumatic Stress disorder
SAD Seasonal Affective disorder
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
MS Multiple Sclerosis
OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder
ICP Intercranial Pressure
AD Alzheimer's Disease
Dura Mater The thick, tough outermost membrane of the meninges
Meninges the system of membranes that enclsoe the brain and spinal card of the central nervous system
Cephalalgia Pain in the head, or headache
Hydrocephalus condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the ventricles of the brain
Cranial Hematoma A collection of blood trapped in the tissues of the brain
Syncope The brief loss of consciousness caused by the decreased flow of blood to the brain (aka fainting)
Intracranial The amount of pressure in inside the skull.
Poliomyelitis A Highly contagious viral disease that attacks the spinal cord (aka Polio)
Polyneuritis Inflammation affecting many nerves
Radiculopathy Disease of the nerve root
Somnambulism The condidtion of walking or performing some other activity w/o awakening.
Narcolepsy A sleep disorder consisting of sudden and uncontrollable brief episodes of falling asleep during the day
Myelitis Inflammation of the spinal cord
Myelography a radiographic study the the spinal cord
Echoencephalography the use of ultrasound imaging to diagnose a shift in the midline structures of the brain
Kleptomania A disorder characterized by repeatedly stealing objects neither for personal use or for monetary value.
Claustrophobia An abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.
Neurorrhaphy Surgically suturing together the ends of severed nerves.
Anesthesiologist A physician who specializes in administering anesthetic agents before and during surgery
Antidepressant A medication to prevent or relieve depression
Created by: Lanealto88