Med Surg Xtra Credit Exam 4
Med Surge Terminology
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Neurotransmitters released at nerve endings.
Central Nervous System
Consists of the brain and spinal cord.
Position where extremities are stiff and rigid.
Position where arms are flexed, fists clenched, and legs extended.
Lack of muscle tone.
Sympathetic Nervous System
Accelerates use of energy.
Recurrent seizure disorder.
Swelling of optic nerve.
Cluster of Parkinson's-like symptoms.
Series of seizures with no consciousness in between.
Widening of an arterial wall.
Prolonged disruption of blood supply to the brain.
Transient Ischemic Attack
Temporary disruption of blood supply to the brain.
Bleeding within the skull that forms a lesion.
Temporary impairment caused by a blow to the head.
Bleeding above the dura mater.
Blood surrounded by a yellowish stain.
Bleeding under the dura mater.
Manual pressure on the bladder to empty it.
Decrease in the nervous system's functioning.