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-oma
tumor
cerebr/o; encephal/o
brain
dur/o
dura mater
-phasia
speech
cerebell/o
cerebellum
myelin/o
myelin sheath
gli/o
glue
-plegia
paralysis
-taxia
order
myel/o
spinal cord; bone marrow
hydr/o
water
-esthesia
sensation
de
lack of;removal
thalm/o
thalamus
ventricul/o
ventricule
-graphy
to record
neur/o
nerves
radicul/o
nerve roots
para
abnormal
-cele
hernia (protusion)
polio
gray
magnet/o
magnet
spin/o
spine
mening/o
meninges; membrane
pachy-
thick
-kinsia; kinesis
movement
cortic/o
cortex
tom/o
to cut
ech/o
sound
schisis
spitting
blast
immature
quadri
four
hemi-
half
a-
without
hypo
below
malacia
softening
itis
inflammation
logist
specialist
-gram
written record
-ion
process
nerve cell
neuron
myelination
fatty coating on a nerve cell.
cerebrium
largest part of the brain
electroencephalogram
record of electrical activity of the brain.
encephalotomy
surgical incision of the brain.
encephalisits
inflammation of the brain
poliomyelitis
inflammation of gray mater of the spinal cord.
neurologist
a specialist in the study of dx & tx of the nervous system disorders.
meningocele
displacement of the meninges from its normal position; Hernia of the meninges.
hypoesthesia
decreased sensation.
MRI
x-ray beam rotates around the pt. detailing the structure at various depths.
encephalomalacia
softening of the brain.
aphasia
no speech
demyelination
lack of myelin sheath.
axon
part of the nerve that TRANSMITS electrical impulses.
dendrites
branched projections of the nerve cell that RECEIVE impulses & stimuli.
electroencephalography
process of recording the electrical impulses of the brain.
neuroblastoma
tumor arising from immature nerve cells.
hemiplegia
paralysis of either Right or Left half of the body
Quadriplegia
Paralysis of all four limbs.