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LOFM Chapter 10

The Language of Medicine Ninth Edition

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CEREBELL/O CEREBELLUM (POSTERIOR PART OF THE BRAIN THAT COORDINATES MUSCLE MOVEMENTS AND MAINTAINS BALANCE)
DUR/O DURA MATER (THICK, OUTERMOST LAYER OF THE MENINGES SURROUNDING AND PROTECTING THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD)
ENCEPHAL/O BRAIN
GLI/O GLIAL CELLS (NEUROGLIAL CELL) SUPPORTIVE AND CONNECTIVE NERVE CELL THAT DOES NOT CARRY NERVOUS IMPULSES.
LEPT/O THIN, SLENDER
MENING/O MENINGI/O MEMBRANES, MENINGES
MY/O MUSCLE
MYEL/O SPINAL CORD (MEANS BONE MARROW IN OTHER CONTEXTS)
NEUR/O NERVE
PONT/O PONS [CONNECTION OF NERVES (TO THE EYES AND FACE)]
RADICUL/O NERVE ROOT (OF SPINAL NERVES)
THALAM/O THALAMUS (MAIN RELAY CENTER OF THE BRAIN. IT CONDUCTS IMPULSES BETWEEN THE SPINAL CORD AND THE CEREBRUM; INCOMING SENSORY MESSAGES ARE RELAYED THROUGH THE THALAMUS TO APPROPRIATE CENTERS IN THE CEREBRUM)
THEC/O SHEAT (REFERS TO THE MENINGES-THREE PROTECTIVE MEMEBRANES THAT SURROUND THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD)
VAG/O VAGUS NERVE (10TH CRANIAL NERVE) IT CARRIES MESSAGES TO AND FROM THE NECK, CHEST, AND ABDOMEN.
ALGES/O -ALGESIA EXCESSIVE SENSITIVITY TO PAIN
-ALGIA PAIN
CAUS/O BURNING
COMAT/O DEEP SLEEP (COMA)
ESTHESI/O -ESTHESIA FEELING NERVOUS SENSATION
KENIS/O KINESI/O -KINESIA -KINESIS -KINETIC MOVEMENT
-LEPSY SEIZURE
LEX/O WORD, PHRASE
-PARESIS WEAKNESS
-PHASIA SPEECH
-PLEGIA PARALYSIS (LOSS OR IMPAIRMENT OF THE ABILITY TO MOVE PARTS OF THE BODY)
-PRAXIA ACTION
-STHENIA STRENGTH
SYNCOP/O TO CUT OFF, CUT SHORT
TAX/O ORDER, COORDINATION
BRACHI/O ARM
ASTR/O STAR
OLIG/O FEW OR SCANTY
Created by: ADRIANAF