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ExploringMedicalLanguage8theditionch15wordparts/neurodiag(N.D.'s class)

cerebello cerebellum; balance and coordination portion of brain
cerebro cerebrum; thinking part of brain
duro dura mater; outermost meninge
encephalo brain
esthesio sensation, feeling
ganglio Ganglion; collection of nerve endings outside CNS
gangliono ganglion
meningi meninges; 3 layers around brain and spinal cord (dura, pia, arachnoid)
meningo meninges
mento mind
mono one
myelo spinal cord
neuro nerve
phaso speech
psycho mind
quadri four
radico nerve root; anterior and posterior fibers from spinal cord that comprise spinal nerve
radiculo nerve root
rhizo nerve root
-iatrist specialist, physician
-iatry study of or field of
-ictal seizure
-paresis slight paralysis
Neurological Assessment 1. A + O x 3 2. PERL 3. Mentation
A + O x 3 alert and oriented times three (person, place and time)
alert what does the patient respond to? - voice, touch, pain
PERL pupils equal and reactive to light
Mentation ability to think
LOC level of consciousness
LOC loss of consciousness
Created by: skopetsky