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Stroke
blockage of a blood vessel in the brain which can cause unconsciousness and paralysis
Neurologist
one who specializes in disorders of the nervous system
Homeostasis
state of equilibrium
Hydrocephalus
birth defect caused by increased amounts of fluid in the brain
Entropion
inversion or turning in of the margin of the lower eyelid
Encephalitis
inflammation of the brain
Meningitis
inflammation of the meninges
Epilepsy
recurrent disorder of brain function characterized by convulsions
Neurilemma
a thin membranous sheath enveloping a nerve fiber (Sheath of Schwann)
Ectopic
in an abnormal position
Otitis
inflammation of the ear
Sterile
free of living organisms
Opthalmic
pertaining to the eye
Optic nerve
nerve carrying impulses for the sense of sight
Tympanic Membrane
The membrane that separates the external ear canal from the middle ear
Paralysis
temporary or permanent loss of function especially sensation and voluntary function
Prognosis
prediction of the course of a disease or injury
Pharmacology
the study of the nature of drugs and their affect on living tissue
Pinna
earflap
Paraplegia
paralysis of the lower portion of the body and teh legs
Pathogen
micoorganism or substance capable of causing disease
Effector organs
organs that are being affected by neurologic transmission
Aseptic
free from septic matter
Meninges
membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord
Anesthesia
partial or complete loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness
Acute
having a rapid onset, severe symptoms and short duration
Chronic
an illness that shows little change and progresses slowly
Blepharospasm
twitching of the eyelid
Convulsion
attacks of involuntary muscular contraction
Conjunctiva
moist membrane that lines the eyelids and cushions the eye
Lacrimal
pertaining to tears
Ectropion
eversion or turning outward of the margin of the eyelid
Diagnosis
identification of disease or injury
Palpebral
concerning the eyelid
Septic
infected, dirty