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cephal
head
cerebell
cerebellum
(also called the "hind brain")
cerebr
cerebrum
(the largest portion of the brain)
crani
skull
dur
dura mater
(the outer layer of the meninges)
electr
electricity
encephal
brain
esthes, esthesi
feeling, sensation
leuk
white, white matter
mening
meninges
(the membranes covering brain and spinal cord)
my
muscle
myel
spinal cord
narc
stupor, sleep, numbness
neur
nerve
poli
gray, gray matter
radicul
nerve root
thec
sheath
(refers to the meninges)
ventricul
ventricle
(fluid-filled cavity in brain)
cervic
neck
(also: cervical part of spinal column)
coccyg
coccyx or tailbone
disk
disk
kyph
hump, humpback
lamin
lamina
(part of the vertebral arch)
lord
bent backward, swayback
lumb
lower back
(also: lumbar part of spinal column)
sacr
sacrum
scoli
curved, curvature
spin
spine, spinal cord
spondyl
vertebra
thorac
chest
(also: thoracic part of spinal column)
vertebr
vertebra
-al, -ar, -eal, -tic
pertaining to
-algesia
pain
-algesic
pertaining to pain
-algia
pain
-clonus
spasm
-dynia
pain
-ectomy
removal or excision
-gram
a record
-graphy
process of recording
-ia
condition of
-itis
inflammation
-lepsy
seizure
-lexia
word, phrase
-listhesis
slipping
-logist
specialist in the study of
-logy
study of
-lysis
destruction
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
instrument to measure
-metry
process of measuring
-osis
abnormal condition
-paresis
partial paralysis
-pathy
disease
-plasty
surgical repair
-plegia
paralysis
-phasia
speech
-scopy
process of visually examining
-taxia
order, coordination
-tomy
incision
-y
condition of, process of
a-, an-
without
dys-
bad, difficult, painful
epi-
upon, above
hemi-
half
hyper-
excessive, above normal
hypo-
below, deficient
inter-
between
intra-
within
poly-
many, much
quadri-
four
sub-
below
epilepsy
A disease marked by recurrent seizures.
paraplegia
Paralysis of the lower part of the body and both legs.
paresthesia
An abnormal or unpleasant sensation.