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Ch-7 Nervous System

Ch-7 Nervous System Online

What CNS stands for Central Nervous System
What LOC stands for Level of Consciousness
What LP stands for Lumbar puncture
What is TIA stands for transient ischemic attach
Part of PNS that carry messages between the CNS and organs that function autonomously Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
Delicate web-like layer of the meninges; middle layer Arachnoid mater
The part of the neuron that conducts electrical impulses Axon
The subdivision of the nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord Central Nervous System (CNS)
The fluid in and around the brain and spinal cord Cerebrospinal fluid
The largest part of the brain controls conscious thought and stores memory Cerebrum
One of the two processes extending from a neuron cell body; the other is the axon dendrite
The outer meninges, the fibrous membrane protecting the CNS dura mater
The front part of the brain from which voluntary muscle movements and other sensory and motor tasks are directed frontal lobe
The part of the brain stem that sends sensory information to the thalamus to direct the autonomic functions of the heart, lungs, and other viscera medulla oblongata
Three layer membrane surrounding brain and spinal cord meninges
A fatty white envelope of cells providing protection and electrical insulation to neurons myelin sheath
Nervous cell, including the cell body and its axon Neuron
Chemical released by the presynaptic cell that is then picked up by the postsynaptic cell to effect an action neurotransmitter
The part of the brain that processes information from the sense of touch and other sensory and motor tasks parietal lobe
Made up of neurons, neuroglia, and associated tissue, including the cranial and spinal nerves and the sensory and motor nerves that extend throughout the body. Peripheral Nervous System
Inner layer of the meninges Pia mater
The connecting point between nerve cells or between a nerve cell and a receptor or effector cell synapse
Cavities between the cerebrum and brain stem ventricles
A disease that may begin in late middle life, characterized by progressive mental deterioration that includes loss of memory and visual and spatial orientation Alzheimer disease
Loss of memory Amnesia
Localized dilation of an artery due to vessel wall weakness Aneurysm
Loss of Speech Aphasia
Astrocytoma star-shaped tumor that usually develops in the cerebrum; frequently in people younger than 20 years old
Ataxia Lack of muscular coordination
Clinical course characterized by maniac episodes alternating with depressive episodes bipolar disorder
A synonym for cerebral stroke, an acute clinical event, related to impairment of cerebral circulation, lasting more than 24 hours cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
False belief or wrong judgement despite evidence to the contrary delusion
Impaired intellectual function dementia
Prolonged period where there is a loss of interest or pleasure in almost all activities depression
Impaired speech dysphasia
Created by: yahyalab



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