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vag/o
vagus nerve (10th cranial nerve)
esthesi/o, -esthesia
feeling, nervous sensation
comat/o
deep sleep (coma)
caus/o
burning
alges/o, -algesia
excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia
pain
CNS
central nervous system (brain & spinal cord)
-praxia
action
kines/o, -kinesia
movement
-lepsy
seizure
-phasia
speech
kinesi/o, -kinesis
movement
lex/o
word, phrase
-plegia
paralysis (loss or impairment of the ability to move parts of the body)
-paresis
slight paralysis
-sthenia
strength
AVM
arteriovenous malformation (congenital tangle of arteries and veins in the cerebrum)
ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
syncop/o
to cut off, cut short
tax/o
order, coordination
AFP
alpha-fetoprotein (associated with congenital malformations of the nervous system)
AD
Alzheimer disease
brachi/o
arm
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
dur/o
dura mater
thec/o
sheath (refers to the meninges)
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
LP
lumbar puncture
CT
computed tomography
ICP
intracranial pressure
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
EEG
electroencephalogram
cerebr/o
cerebrum
MS
multiple sclerosis
PET
positron emission tomography
TENS
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (used to relieve acute & chronic pain)
TIA
transient iscemic attack (temporary interference with blood supply to the brain)
RIND
reversible, ischemic neurological deficit
TPA
tissue plasminogen activator (a clot dissolving drug)
cerebell/o
cerebellum
encephal/o
brain
thalam/o
thalamus
gli/o
glue, parts of the nervous system that support & connect
myel/o
spinal cord (means bone marrow in other contexts)
lept/o
thin, slender
my/o
muscle
mening/o, meningi/o
membranes, meninges
radicul/o
nerve root (of spinal nerves)
pont/o
pons
neur/o
nerve