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afferent
conveying toward a center
ataxia
lack of muscle coordination
cognitive
pertaining to the mental process of comprehension, judgment, memory, and reason
coma
state of profound unconsciousness
concussion
jarring or shaking that results in an injury. Brain concussions are caused by slight or severe head injury; symptoms include vertigo and loss of consciousness.
conscious
awake, alert, aware of one's surroundings
convulsion
sudden, involuntary contraction of a group of muscles.
dementia
loss of cognitive skills
disorientation
a state of mental confusion as to time, place or identity.
efferent
conveying away from the center
gait
a manner of style of walking
incoherent
unable to express one's thoughts or ideas in an orderly, intelligible manner
paraplegia
paralysis from the waist down caused by damage to the lower level of the spinal cord.
seizure
sudden attack with an involuntary series of contractions
shunt
tube implanted in the body to redirect the flow of a fluid
syncope
fainting or sudden loss of consciousness caused by lack of blood supply to the cerebrum.
unconsciousness
state of being unaware of surroundings and incapable of responding to stimuli as a result of injury, shock, or illness.