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Define athlerosclerosis?
Hardening of the arteries by cholesterol, lipid, calcium deposits
Define arteriosclerosis?
Thickening of the walls of the arterioles causing loss of elasticiy.
Define receptive aphasia?
Difficulty understanding the written or spoken word.
Define expressive aphasia?
Difficulty speaking and writing.
Define Dysphasia
Difficulty chewing and swallowing
Define Hemiplegia
Paralysis on one side of the body
Define Heminaophia
Loss of one half of normal vision.
Define TIA
temporary episode with impaired neruo functioning caused by inadequate blood flow to a portion of the brain.
Diagnostic tests for TIA and CVA? (2)
Cat scan
Lab Tests
Medical management TIA and CVA? (4)
Anticoagulant therapy
Physical therapy
Speech therapy
Rehabiliation
Nursing management of CVA? (3)
Patient education
Support
frequent neuro checks
Diagnostic test of spinal cord injury? (3)
X rays
physical assessment
Cat scan or MRI
2 medications for spinal cord injuries
Prednisone,
Decadrom
Head injuries are classified as (2)
Open
Closed
Contusions are more ? than concussions?
Serious
Contusion is defined as?
Bruising to brain tissue.