52 terms

Pathology Chpt 13-15 Crossword Puzzle

multiple sclerosis
inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which infiltrating lymphocytes, predominantly T cells and macrophages, degrade the myelin sheath of nerves
also known as apoplexy, transient ischemic attacks, or cerebrovascular accidents
progressive, irreversible decline in mental function, marked by memory impairment and, often, deficits in reasoning, judgement, abstract thought, registration, comprehension, learning, task execution, and use of language
confusion or disorientation that increases in the afternoon or evening, commonly found in patients with cognitive disorders; tends to improve when the patient is reassured and reoriented
inflammation of a nerve or nerves
loss of the fatty tissue that surrounds the nerves
cryptococcal meningitis
severe form of fungal meningitis
parkinson's disease
chronic nervous disease characterized by a fine, slowly spreading tremor, muscular weakness and rigidity, and a peculiar gait
secondary encephalitis
also known as post-infectious encephalitis
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
lou gehrig's disease
condition in which the cerebrospinal fluid fails to be properly drained or absorbed, causing the ventricles of the brain to fill with cerebrospinal fluid
primary encephalitis
the most common cause of encephalitis
cerebral palsy
term used to describe a group of chronic disorders characterized by the impairment of control over movement
infection of the cerebrospinal fluid, which is the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain
subdural hemorrhage
bleeding between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane
difficulty swallowing
abnormal, violent, and involuntary contraction or series of contractions of the muscles
subarachnoid hematoma
bleeding between the pia mater and the arachnoid membrane
grand mal seizures
seizures characterized by fecal and urinary incontinence, uncontrolled contraction of the muscles of the extremities, loss of consciousness, and a cry caused by contracttion of the respiratory muscles forcing exhalation
chronic neurogenic disease marked by sudden alterations in consciousness and frequently by convulsions
traumatic injury to the head resulting in temporary loss of conciousness, paralysis, vomiting, and seizures
malignant tumor of glial cells in the brain
another name for rabies
bruise on the brain often accompanied by swelling
spina bifida
congenital defect in which the spinal cord protrudes
epidural hematoma
bleeding between the dura mater and the skull
intracranial hemorrhage
extravasitation of blood within the skull
sudden, uncontrolled discharges of electrical activity in the brain that may cause convulsions
inflammation of the brain, and when used clinically, it refers to an infection of the brain caused by a virus
the occurrence of seizure during pregnancy, which cannot be attributed to another cause, after the twentieth week of gestation
inflammation of the uterus and the cervix
inflammation of the ovary
inflammation of the fallopian {uterine} tube
the surgical removal of a portion of the breast or the entire breast
procedure during which a surgeon removes a lump and an area of healthy tissue around its edges from the breast
inflammation of the vagina
condition in which the endometrium grows in other areas of the body such as the pelvic area, the surface of the uterus, the ovaries, the intestines, the rectum, or the bladder
infection of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus
ectopic pregnancy
implantation of the fertilized ovum in a site other than the normal one in the uterine cavity
tubal pregnancy
implantation and development of the fertilized ovum in a uterine tube
gleason system
uses scores between two and ten to grade prostate cancer
inflammation of the prostate gland
inguinal hernia
condition in which part of the intestine bulges through a weakened area in the muscles of the abdomen
pain and tenderness of the muscles
suturing the testicle into place in the scrotum
abnormal collection of fluid in any sacculated cavity in the body, especially the scrotum
benign prostatic hyperplasia
the abnormal growth of prostate cells
chronic prostatitis
another name for chronic pelvic pain syndrome
strangulated hernia
the twisting of the intestine in cases of hernia to the point that the blood supply becomes compromised
acute inflammatory reaction in the testicle
surgical removal of the testicle
failure of the testis to descend from its intra-abdominal location into the scrotum