1. psycho logy
    • psych/o = mind
    • -logy = study of

    the study of behavior and the fct and the processes of the mind
  2. psychologic
    pertaining to the mind
  3. sensory receptor
    = afferent receptor
  4. motor signals
    efferent signals
  5. somatic nervous system
    part of the nervous system under couscious or voluntary control
  6. autonomic nervous system
    part of the nervous system that relates to unvoluntary or autonomic body fct
  7. the two type of nervous system cells
    neurons and glia cells
  8. neurilemma
    outermost layer of the axon
  9. neuroglia
    supporting structure of nervous tissue/ composed of glia cells
  10. aut/o
  11. cerebell/o
  12. cerebr/o*, encephal/o
    • brain
    • * sometimes means cerebrum
  13. coccyg/o
    coccyx (tailbone)
  14. cran/io
    cranium (skull)
  15. dendr/o
  16. dur/o
    dura mater
  17. gli/o
    neuroglia or sticky substance
  18. kerat/o
    cornea, hard or horny
  19. lumb/o
    lower back
  20. ment/o psych/o
  21. myel/o
    bone marrow or spinal cord
  22. nerv/o neur/o
  23. phren/o
    mind or diaphragm
  24. physi/o
  25. retin/o
  26. sacr/o
  27. spin/o
  28. vascul/o
  29. agora-
  30. -asthenia
  31. -esthesia
    sensation, perception
  32. -lexia
    words, phrases
  33. -orexia
  34. sclera
    tough white membrane covering much of the eyeball
  35. lacrim al
    • lacrim/o = tear
    • -al = pertaining to
  36. crying or tearing
    when more lacrimal fluid is produced than can be removed
  37. lacrimation
    production and discharge of tears
  38. cornea
    the convex, transparent structure at the front of the eyeball
  39. retina
    located at the posterior part of the eye, contains photoreceptors (rods and cones)
  40. the cochea in the inner ear
    contains receptors that enable us to hear
  41. semicircular canals
    enable us to maintain a sense of balance
  42. electroencephalography
    is the recording and analysis of th electrical activity of the brain
  43. type of hematoma associated with head injuries
    • subdural
    • epidural
    • intracerebral
  44. epidural hematoma
    blood accumulate in the epidural space, the space outside the dura mater
  45. subdural hematoma
    accumulation of blood beneath the dura mater
  46. intracerebral hematoma
    bleeding occurs within the brain
  47. cerebro vascular accident CVA
    normal blood supply to the brain has been disrupted
  48. ischemic
    refers to deficient blood circulation
  49. transcient ischemic attack TIA
    caused by a brief interruption in cerebral blood flow
  50. hydrocephallus
    fluid accumulation in the skull
  51. akinesia
    • a- no
    • kinesi/o -mvt
    • -ia - condition
    • complete or partial loss of muscle sensation
  52. anesthesia
    partial or complete loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness
  53. aphagia
    inability or refusal to swallow
  54. aphasia
    • absence or impairement of the ability to communicate through speech, writing, or signs.
    • result from a brain dysfunction
  55. astigmastism
    uneven curvature of the cornea or the lens of the eye that prevent the sharp focus of an image on the retina
  56. bradykinesia
    abnormal slowness of mvt or sluggishness of mental and physical process
  57. cephalagia
  58. cerebral concussion
    loss of consciousness, either temporary or prolonged, as a result of head injury
  59. cerebral hemorrhage
    the result of the rupture of a sclerosed or diseased blood vessel in the brain
  60. cerebral plalsy
    a brain disorder characterized by paralysis and a lack of muscle coordination

    it results from dvptal defects in the brain or trauma at birth
  61. coma
    a state from unconsciousness from which the patient cannot be aroused, even by power stimulation
  62. craniocele
    • (-cele = hernia)
    • proturusion of the brain through a defect in the skull
  63. diplegia
    • (-plegia = paralysis)
    • paralysis affecting like parts on both sides of the body
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