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Nervous System abbr

Mrs. Driscoll's abbreviations

AD Alzheimer disease, Alzheimer Dementia
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig disease)
ANS autonomic nervous system
BBB blood-brain barrier
BD brain dead
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electroencephalogram
IQ intelligence quotient
LP lumbar puncture
OBS organic brain syndrome
OCD obsessive compulsive disorder
PD Parkinson disease, psychotic depression, psychotic dementia
Sz seizure
TIA transient ischemic attack
-algesia,alges/o pain sensitivity
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum, brain
encephala/o brain
esthesi/o, -esthesia sensation, feeling
hydr/o water, hydrogen
hypn/o sleep
hypothalam/o hypothalamus
klept/o theft, stealing
-lepsy seizure
-lexia speech, word
-mania madness, obsessive preoccupation
medull/o medulla, marrow
mening/o meninges, membranes
-mnesia memory
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
narc/o numbness, stupor
neur/o nerve
-paresis partial paralysis
-phobia, phob/o fear, aversion
-plegia paralysis
psych/o mind
schiz/o split, division
somn/i, -somnia sleep