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MT Short Course Sys8

Nervous System Abbreviations and Terms

cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
encephal/o brain
medull/o medulla oblongata
myel/o spinal cord
neur/o nerve
AD Alzheimer disease; gradual deterioration of mental capacity
CNS central nervous system; brain and spinal cord
CSF cerebrospinal fluid; fluid surrounding brain and spinal cord
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
EEG electroencephalogram; record of electricity in the brain
LP lumbar puncture; withdrawal of fluid from a space between the membranes surrounding the lower back
MS multiple sclerosis; destruction of myelin sheath on neurons in the brain
TIA transcient ischemic attack; mini-stroke
TENS device to relieve nerve pain
Sz abnormal electrical activity in the brain; seizure
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig Disease); degenerative disease of motor neurons in the spinal cord
Created by: cskinner