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Exploring Medical Language - Chapter 15- Part 2

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Cerebellitis
Inflammation of the cerebellum
Cerebral Thrombosis
Pertaining to the cerebrum, abnormal condition of a clot.
Duritis
Inflammation of the dura mater
Encephalitis
Inflammation of the brain
Encephalomalacia
Softening of the brain
Encephalomyeloradiculitis
Inflammation of the brain, spinal cord, and nerve roots
Gangliitis
Inflammation of a ganglion
Glioblastoma
Tumor composed of developing glial tissue
Glioma
Tumor composed of the glial tissue
Meningitis
Inflammation of the meninges
Meningioma
Tumor of the meninges
Meningocele
Protrusion of the meninges
Meningomyelocele
Protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord
Mononeuropathy
Disease affecting a single nerve
Neuralgia
Pain in a nerve
Neurasthenia
Nerve weakness
Neuritis
Inflammation of a nerve
Neuroarthropathy
Disease of nerves and joints
Neuroma
Tumor made up of nerve (cells)
Neuropathy
Diseases of the nerves
Poliomyelitis
Inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord.
Polyneuritis
Inflammation of many nerves
Polyneuropathy
Disease of many nerves
Radiculitis
Inflammation of the nerve roots
Rhizomeningomyelitis
Inflammation of the nerve roots, meninges, and spinal cord
Subdural Hematoma
Pertaining to below the dura mater, tumor of blood
Ganglionectomy
Excision of a ganglion
Neurectomy
Excision of a nerve
Neurolysis
Separating a nerve
Neuroplasty
Surgical repair of a nerve
Neurorrhaphy
Suture of a nerve
Neurotomy
Incision into a nerve
Radicotomy, Rhizotomy
Incision into a nerve root
Cerebral Angiography
Radiographic imaging of the blood vessels in the brain
CT Myelography
Process of recording the spinal cord
Electroencephalogram
Record of the electrical impulses of the brain
Electroencephalograph
Instrument used to record the electrical impulses of the brain
Electroencephalography
Process of recording the electrical impulses of the brain
Anesthesia
Without feeling or sensation
Aphasia
Condition of without speaking
Cephalalgia
Pain in the head
Cerebral
Pertaining to the cerebrum
Craniocerebral
Pertaining to the cranium and cerebrum
Dysphasia
Condition of difficulty speaking
Encephalosclerosis
Hardening of the brain
Gliocyte
Glial cell
Hemiparesis
Slight paralysis of half
Hemiplegia
Paralysis of half
Hyperesthesia
Excessive sensitivity
Interictal
Between seizures or attacks
Intracerebral
Pertaining to within the cerebrum
Monoparesis
Slight paralysis of one (limb)
Monoplegia
Paralysis of one (limb)
Myelomalacia
Softening of the spinal cord
Neuroid
Resembling a nerve
Neurologist
Physician who studies and treats diseases of the nerves
Neurology
Study of nerves
Panplegia
Total paralysis
Paresthesia
Abnormal sensation
Postictal
After a seizure or attack
Preictal
Before a seizure or attack
Quadriplegia
Paralysis of four
Subdural
Pertaining to below the dura mater
Psychiatrist
A physician who studies and treats disorders of the mind
Psychiatry
Specialty of the mind
Psychogenic
Originating in the mind
Psychologist
Specialist of the mind
Psychology
Study of the mind
Psychopathy
Disease of the mind
Psychosis
Abnormal condition of the mind
Psychosomatic
Pertaining to the mind and body