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Largest area of the brain responsible for all voluntary activities of the body, the thinking area
the study of communication through body movements, stances, gestures, and facial expressions
the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement
three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, consisting of the dura mater, pia mater, and arachnoid mater
Inflammation of the meninges. May lead to paralysis, difficulty breathing or a coma depending on how bad the infection is. Can be bacterial or viral
herniation of the meninges, Form of spina bifida in which the spinal cord develops properly but the meninges protrude through the spine
the body's speedy, electrochemical communication system, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems
the brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla
measuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma)
degenerative brain disease evidenced by plaques in the motor and cognitive areas of the brain, memory loss
autoimmune disorder caused by the demylination of the nerves of the spinal cord, patient experiences exacerbations and remissions
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