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Loss or reduction in the ability to sense pain, but without loss of consciousness
Analgesia
A pain relieving drug
analgesic
a loss of feeling
anesthesia
a disturbunce or loss in the ability to use words or to understand them,
apraxia
a partial or complete inablily to coordinate voluntary movements
ataxia
a surgical procedure severing a nerve tract within the spinal cord, usually to relieve intractable pain
cordotomy
a surgical prodcedure opening a part of the skull
craniotomy
inflammmation of the brain and meninges characterized by drowsiness and apathy
encephalitis
a disorder of the central nervous system that is characterized by temporary disturbances in normal brain impulses
epilepsy
a hereditary disorder of the brain producing progressively worsening, uncontrollabe dancelike movements and personality change
Huntington disease
surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra
laminectomy
a sharp, recurring pain associated with a nerve, usually caused by inflammation or injury
neuralgia
inflammation of a nerve
neuritis
surgical severing of a vagus nerve.
vagotomy