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ALHS 1090 Chapter 15 Nervous System Word Elements

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cerebr/o
cerebrum
crani/o
cranium (skull)
dendr/o
tree
encephal/o
brain
gangli/o
ganglion (knot or knotlike mass)
gli/o
glue; neuroglial tissue
lex/o
word, phrase
kinesi/o
movement
lept/o
thin, slender
mening/o
meninges (membranes covering brain and spinal cord)
meningi/o
meninges (membranes covering brain and spinal cord)
myel/o
bone marrow; spinal cord
narc/o
stupor; numbness; sleep
neur/o
nerve
sthen/o
strength
radicul/o
nerve root
thec/o
sheath (usually refers to meninges)
thalam/o
thalamus
ton/o
tension
ventricul/o
ventricle (of heart or brain)
-algesia
pain
-algia
pain
-asthenia
weakness, debility
-esthesia
feeling
-kinesia
movement
-lepsy
seizure
-paresis
partial paralysis
-phasia
speech
-plegia
paralysis
-plexy
stroke
-taxia
order, coordination
-trophy
development, nourishment
contra-
against
pachy-
thick
para-
near, beside; beyond
syn-
union, together, joined
uni-
one