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CEREBR/O
CEREBRUM
CRANI/O
CRANIUM (SKULL)
DENDR/O
TREE
ENCEPHAL/O
BRAIN
GANGLI/O
GANGLION
GLI/O
GLUE; NEUROGLIAL TISSUE
LEX/O
WORD, PHRASE
KINESI/O
MOVEMENT
LEPT/O
THIN, SLENDER
MENING/O
MENINGI/O
MENINGES (MEMBRANES COVERING BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD)
MYEL/O
BONE MARROW; SPINAL CORD
NARC/O
STUPOR; NUMBNESS; SLEEP
NEUR/O
NERVE
STHEN/O
STRENGTH
RADICUL/O
NERVE ROOT
THEC/O
SHEATH (USUALLY REFERS TO MENINGES)
THALAM/O
THALAMUS
TON/O
TENSION
VENTRICUL/O
VENTRICLE (OF HEART OR BRAIN)
-ALGESIA
-ALGIA
PAIN
-ASTHENIA
WEAKNESS, DEBILITY
-ESTHESIA
FEELING
-KINESIA
MOVEMENT
-LEPSY
SEIZURE
-PARESIS
PARTIAL PARALYSIS
-PHASIA
SPEECH
-PLEGIA
PARALYSIS
-PLEXY
STROKE
-TAXIA
ORDER, COORDINATION
-TROPHY
DEVELOPMENT, NOURISHMENT
CONTRA-
AGAINST
PACHY-
THICK
PARA-
NEAR, BESIDE; BEYOND
SYN-
UNION, TOGETHER, JOINED
UNI-
ONE
AGNOSIA
INABILITY TO COMPREHEND SENSORY SIGNALS EVEN THOUGH SENSORY SPHERE IS INTACT
ASTHENIA
WEAKNESS, DEBILITY, OR LOSS OF STRENGTH
ATAXIA
LACK OF MUSCLE COORDINATION IN EXECUTION OF VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT
AURA
PECULIAR SENSATION THAT PRECEDES SEIZURES
AUTISM
MENTAL DISORDER WITH EXTREME WITHDRAWAL, INABILITY TO COMMUNICATE, ABNORMAL ABSORPTION IN A FANTASY
CEREBRAL PALSY
SELF LIMITING PARALYSIS DUE TO DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS IN THE BRAIN OR TRAUMA DURING THE BIRTH PROCESS
CLONIC SPASM
ALTERNATE CONTRACTION AND RELAXATION OF MUSCLES
CLOSED HEAD TRAUMA
INJURY IN WHICH DURA MATER REMAINS INTACT AND BRAIN TISSUE IS NOT EXPOSED
COMA
DEEP UNCONSCIOUSNESS WITH NO VOLUNTARY RESPONSE TO STIMULI
CONCUSSION
TRANSIENT LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AS A RESULT OF HEAD TRAUMA
DEMENTIA
COGNITIVE DEFECT INCL/MEMORY IMPAIREMENT
DYSLEXIA
INABILITY TO LEARN AND PROCESS WRITTEN LANGUAGE DESPITE ADEQUATE INTELLIGENCE, SENSORY ABILITY, AND EXPOSURE
GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME
ACUTE POLYNEURITIS WITH PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE WEAKNESS IN EXTREMITIES
HERPES ZOSTER
ACUTE INFECTION OF THE ROOT GANGLIA OF THE SPINAL OR CRANIAL NERVES (SHINGLES)
HUNTINGTON CHOREA
DISEASE OF THE CNS - QUICK INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENTS, SPEECH DISTURBANCES AND MENTAL DETERIORATION
HYDROCEPHALUS
ACCUMULATION OF FLUID IN THE BRAIN VENTRICLES
LETHARGY
SLUGGISHNESS
NEUROSIS
PHOBIAS, HYSTERIAS, OCD - UNCONSCIOUS CONFLICTS SOMETIMES BROUGHT ON BY SOMETHING IN THE PAST
PSYCHOSIS
MAJOR EMOTIONAL DISORDER - DELUSIONS, HALLUCINATIONS
SPINA BIFIDA
DEFECT IN WHICH THE NEURAL TUBE FAILS TO CLOSE
MENINGOCELE
FORM OF SPINA BIFIDA WHERE THE MENINGES PROTUDE THROUGH THE SPINE
MYELOMENINGOCELE
FORM OF SPINA BIFIDA WHERE THE SPINAL CORD AND MENINGES PROTRUDE THROUGH THE SPINE
OCCULTA
FORM OF SPINA BIFIDA WHERE THE VERTEBRA(E) ARE MALFORMED AND THE SPINAL CORD IS COVERED WITH A LAYER OF SKIN
PARAPLEGIA
PARALYSIS OF LOWER TRUNK AND BOTH LEGS
PARESTHESIA
SENSATION OF NUMBNESS, PRICKLING, TINGLING
POLIOMYELITIS
INFLAMMATION OF THE GREY MATTER OF THE SPINAL CORD
QUADRIPLEGIA
PARALYSIS OF ALL 4 EXTREMITIES AND USUALLY THE TRUNK
REYE SYNDROME
ACUTE ENCEPHALOPATHY AND FATTY INFILTRATION OF THE BRAIN AND LIVER - USUALLY SEEN IN KIDS WHO HAD AN ACUTE VIRAL INFECTION
SCIATICA
SEVERE PAIN IN LEG CAUSED BY COMPRESSED NERVE
SYNCOPE
FAINTING
VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE
FAINTING DUE TO DROP IN BLOOD PRESSURE CAUSED BY STRESS, PAIN, OR TRAUMA
TIA-TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK
TEMPORARY INTERFERENCE WITH BLOOD SUPPLY TO BRAIN
ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY (EEG)
RECORDING OF ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY IN THE BRAIN
ELECTROMYOGRAPHY (EMG)
RECORDING OF ELECTRICAL SIGNALS IN A MUSCLE TAKEN AT REST AND DURING CONTRACTION
NCV-NERVE CONDUCTION VELOCITY
MEASURES SPEED AT WHICH IMPULSES TRAVEL THROUGH A NERVE
MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAPHY (MEG)
RECORDS ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTIVITY PRODUCED AS NEURONS DISCHARGE AND MAPS THEIR PATHWAY THROUGH THE BRAIN (USED IN SEIZURE DISORDERS)
CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF) ANALYSIS
SERIES OF CHEMICAL, MICROSCOPIC, AND MICROBIAL TESTS USED TO DIAGNOSE DISORDERS OF THE CNS
CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY
RADIOGRAPHY OF THE BLOOD VESSELS IN THE BRAIN USING CONTRAST MEDIUM
MYELOGRAPHY
RADIOGRAPHY OF THE SPINAL CANAL, NERVE ROOTS, AND SPINAL CORD USING CONTRAST MEDIUM
ECHOENCEPHALOGRAPHY
ULTRASOUND OF THE BRAIN TO EXAM INTRACRANIAL STRUCTURES
STEREOTAXIC RADIOSURGERY
PRECISE METHOD FOR LOCATING AND DESTROYING LESIONS - PERFORMED WITHOUT A SURGICAL INCISION-DESTROYS LESIONS USING HEAT, COLD, AND RADIATION
THALAMOTOMY
PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF THE THALAMUS
TRACTOTOMY
TRANSECTION OF A NERVE TRACT IN THE BRAINSTEM OR SPINAL CORD
TREPHINATION
CIRCULAR OPENING CUT INTO THE SKULL TO REVEAL BRAIN TISSUE
VAGOTOMY
INTERRUPTION OF THE FUNCTION OF THE VAGUS NERVE TO RELIEVE PEPTIC ULCER
ANALGESICS
RELIEVE OR ELIMINATE PAIN
ANESTHETICS (GENERAL, LOCAL)
PRODUCE LOSS OF SENSATION, WITH OR WITHOUT LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
ANTICONVULSANTS
SUPPRESS OR CONTROL SEIZURES
HYPNOTICS
PROMOTE SEDATION AND SLEEP
ANTIPSYCHOTICS
TREAT HALLUCINATIONS, DELUSIONS, AGITATION AND PARANOIA
PSYCHOSTIMULANTS
TREAT NARCOLEPSY AND ADHD (AMPHETAMINES ARE MAINLY USED FOR ADHD)