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B's systems: nerv, endocr, resp, digest, urin, reprod

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nervous system includes   brain, spinal cord, nerves and sense organs  
nervous system function   regulates body activities through action potentials (nerve impulses)  
neuroma   nerve tumour  
neuron   conducting cell of nervous system  
axon   conducts impulses away from cell body  
dendrite   conducts impulses towards cell body  
meninges   covering of brain and spinal cord  
outermost layer of meninges   dura mater (fibrous membrane)  
middle layer of meninges   arachnoid membrane (fragile, fibrous layer)  
innermost layer of meninges   pia mater (extremely thin, has rich blood supply)  
space between dura mater and arachnoid membrane   subdural space (site of hemorrhage after head trauma)  
space between arachnoid membrane and pia mater   epidural or subarachnoid space (filled with cerebrospinal fluid)  
afferent (in nervous system)   sensory impulses to brain  
efferent (in nervous system)   motor impulses from brain  
aphasia   loss or impairment of speech, written language or signs  
aphonia   loss of speech  
apraxia   partial or complete loss of ability to perform movements  
ataxia   impairment of coordination of movement  
dysphagia   difficulty in swallowing  
dysphasia   impairment of speech  
dyspraxia   partial loss of ability to coordinate movements  
migraine headaches   throbbing vascular headache, associated with constriction and dilation of arteries within the brain  
cerebral palsy   progressive, permanent disorder of movement and posture resulting from an insult to the immature brain  
epilepsy   abnormal electrical activity of brain causing spasms  
endocrine system includes   all hormone-producing glands and cells  
endocrine system fnc   regulates body activities through hormones transported in the blood  
hypercalcemia   excess calcium in the blood  
metabolism   sum of all chemical and physical changes in body  
respiratory system includes   lungs, and associated passageways such as pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchial tubes  
digestive system function   break down and absorb food for use by cells and eliminate wastes  
Crohn's Disease   chronic inflammation of GI tract  
urinary system fnc   regulates chemical composition of blood, eliminates wastes...  
prostatectomy   excision of prostate  


   






 
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