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part of cell that contains nucleus and cytoplasm
cell body
breif interruption of brain function, usuall with a loss of consciousness lasting a few seconds. usuall caused by blunt trauma to the head
cerebral concussion
outermost meninge surrounding the brain and spinal cord
dura mater
condition characterized by impairment of the ability to read; letters and words are often reversed when reading
dyslexia
difficult speech
dysphasia
transmitters of nerve impulses away from the CNS; also know as motor nerves
efferent nerves
abnormal condition in which a blood clot becomes lodged in a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood within the vessel
embolism
space immediately outside of the dura mater that contains a supporting cushion of fat and other connective tissues
epidural space
neurological condition characterized by recurrent episodes of sudden, breif attacts of seizures; may vary from mild and unnoticeable to full-scale convuslive seizures
epilepsy
deep groove on the surface of an organ
fissure
space covered by tough membrane between the bones of infant's cranium
fontanelle or fontanel
style of walking
gait
knotlike mass of nerve tissue found outside the brain or spinal cord
ganglion (ganglia)
part of the nervous system consistion of axons that are not covered with myelin sheath, giving a gray appearance
gray matter
slight or partial paralysis of one half of the body
hemiparesis
paralysis of one half of the body
hemiplegia
acute infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, characterized by painful vesicular lesions along the path of a spinal nerve; also called shingles
herpes zoster
excessive sensitivity to sensory stimuli
hyperkinesia
part of the brain located below the thalamus; controls functions such as body temp. sleep and appetite
hypothalamus
connectiong nurons that conduct impulses from afferent nerves to or toward nerves
interneurons