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-ferent
To carry
efferent
ef-
Away from.
efferent
brachi/o
arm
astr/o
star
astrocyte
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
Watery fluid that flows throughout the brain and around the spinal cord.
LP
lumbar puncture
A hollow needle is inserted in the lumbar region of the spinal column below the region where the nervous tissue of the spinal cord ends, and fluid is withdrawn.
cerebell/o
cerebellum
cerebr/o
cerebrum
dur/o
dura mater
Outermost layer of the meninges surrounding the brain & spinal cord.
encephal/o
brain
gli/o
glue, parts of the nervous system that support and connect.
neuroglial cells
lept/o
thin, slender
leptomeninges - pia and arachnoid
mening/o
membranes, meninges
meningi/o
membranes, meninges
my/o
muscle
myel/o
spinal cord (means bone marrow in other contexts)
polio-
gray matter
poliomyelitis - inflammatory process involving the gray matter of the spinal cord.
neur/o
nerve
pont/o
pons
Bridge; the part of th ebrain anterior to the cerebellum and between the medulla and the rest of the brain.
radicul/o
nerve root (of spinal nerves)
thalam/o
thalamus
Main relay center of the brain; it conducts impulses between the spinal cord and the cerebrum.
thec/o
sheath (refers to the meninges)
intrathecal
vag/o
vagus nerve (10th cranial nerve)
This cranial nerve has branches to the head and neck as well as to the chest.
alges/o
excessive senstivity to pain
-algesia
excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia
pain
caus/o
burn, burning
comat/o
deep sleep (coma)
comatose
esthesi/o
feeling, nervous sensation
anesthesia
-esthesia
feeling, nervous sensation
anesthesia
kines/o
movement
bradykinesia
-kinesia
movement
bradykinesia
kinesi/o
movement
hyperkinesis
-kinesis
movement
hyperkinesis
-lepsy
seizure
epilepsy
narc/o
numbness, stupor, sleep
narcolepsy
lex/o
word, phrase
dyslexia
-paresis
slight paralysis
-phasia
speech
-plegia
paralysis (loss or impairment of the ability to move parts of the body)
-praxia
action
-sthenia
strength
syncop/o
to cut off, cut short
tax/o
order, coordination