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Abbrev & Terms

ECOA Equal Credit Opportunity Act
FCRA Fair Credit Reporting Act
CNS Central nervous system
PNS Peripheral nervous system
LOC Level 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 Intracranial pressure
AD Alzheimer's disease
Dura Mater Thick, tough, outermost membrane of the meninges
Meninges System of membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system
Cephalalgia AKA Headache Pain in the head
Hydrocephalus A condition in which excess crebrospinal fluid accumulates in the ventricles of the brain
Cranial Hematoma Collection of blood trapped in the tissues of the brain
Syncope AKA Fainting the brief loss of consciousness caused by the decreased flow of blood to the brain
Intracranial Amount of pressure inside the skull
Poliomyelitis AKA Polio highly contagious viral disease that attacks the spinal cord and bone marrow
Polyneuritis Inflammation of many nerves
Radiculopathy Nerve root disease
Somnambulism AKA sleep walking condition of walking or performing some other activity without awakening
Narcolepsy Sleep disorder consisting of sudden and uncontrollable brief episodes of falling asleep during the day
Myelitis Inflammation of the spinal cord
Myelography Radiographic study of the spinal cord
Echoencephalography The use of ultrasound imaging to diagnose a shift in the midline structure of the brain
Kleptomania Disorder characterized by repeatedly stealing objects neither for personal use or for their monetary value
Claustrophobia Abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces
Neurorrhaphy Surgical sutering together the ends of a severed nerve
Anesthesiologist Physician who specializes in administering anesthetic agents before and during surgery
Antidepressant Medication to prevent or relieve depression
FN Final Notice
Created by: grammie5