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MEDT 104 Chapter 10
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Bell's palsy is the temporary paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve, which causes drooping only on the affected side of the face.
excessive fear of heights
abnormal fear of enclosed spaces
false personal belief despite evidence to the contrary
sight or sound not based on external stimulation
sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain
deep state of unconsciousness
violent jarring of the brain
abnormally increased cerebrospinal fluid within the brain
excessive sensitivity to stimuli
inability to maintain a healthy body weight due to fear of weight gain
potentially reversible mental condition often associated with a high fever
progressive decline in mental abilities
learning disability characterized by substandard reading achievement
disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts or impulses
sudden fear in the absence of danger accompanied by physical symptoms
spinal cord, bone marrow
having an affinity for
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative central nervous system disorder with progressive loss of control over movement.
A persistent, severe burning pain that usually follows an injury to a sensory nerve is known as ____________________.
A radiographic study of the spinal cord after the injection of a contrast medium is known as ____________________.
A/An ____________________ disorder is a condition in which individuals act as if they have a physical or mental illness when they are not really sick.
A/An ____________________ headache is characterized by throbbing pain on one side of the head.
A/An ____________________ is a collection of blood trapped in the tissues of the brain.
A/An ____________________ is the bruising of brain tissue as a result of a head injury.
A/An ____________________ stroke is damage that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain leaks or ruptures.
A/An ____________________ stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is blocked.
A/An ____________________, which is also known as a stroke, is damage to the brain that occurs when the blood flow to the brain is disrupted by a blockage of the blood supply.
Cervical ____________________ is nerve pain caused by pressure on the spinal nerve roots in the neck region.
Children with ___________________ have significant developmental delays, difficulty developing normal social relationships, and frequently have poor communication skills.
Commonly known as fainting, the medical term for this condition is
medication used to induce anesthesia
medical professional, other than an MD, specializing in administering anesthesia
inflammation of the meninges
congenital herniation of the meninges through the skull or spinal column
inflammation of the spinal cord
process of producing a picture
process of producing a picture
Regional anesthesia produced by injecting a local anesthetic into the epidural space of the spine is known as
The condition of a child being violently shaken by someone is described as ____________________ syndrome. This action can cause brain injury, blindness, fractures, seizures, paralysis, and death.
The condition that has been linked to giving aspirin to children suffering from viral infections is known as Reye's syndrome.
The disorder involving sudden and severe mental changes or seizures due to alcohol withdrawal is known as ____________________.
The lowered level of consciousness marked by listlessness, drowsiness, and apathy is known as ____________________.
The medical term ____________________ describes an abnormal sensation, such as burning or prickling, in the extremities.
The process of recording the electrical activity of the brain through the use of electrodes attached to the scalp is known as
The progressive autoimmune disorder that is characterized by inflammation that causes demyelination of nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord is known as ____________________.
The psychotic disorder characterized by withdrawal from reality, illogical patterns of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations, as well as other disturbances, is known as ____________________.
The term ____________________ describes a sleep disorder consisting of recurring episodes of falling asleep during the day.
The term ____________________ describes inflammation of the sciatic nerve.
The term ____________________ describes the chemical substances that make it possible for messages to cross from the synapse of a neuron to the target receptor.
The term ____________________ describes the mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
The term ____________________ means inflammation of the brain.
The thick, tough, outermost membrane of the meninges is known as the ____________________.
____________________ disorders are mental conditions characterized by anxiety or fear that is out of proportion to the real danger in the situation.
____________________ is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent episodes of seizures of varying severities.
____________________ is a condition characterized by poor muscle control, spasticity, speech defects, and other neurologic deficiencies.
____________________ is a disorder of the peripheral nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord which causes pain and loss of sensation in the arms and legs.
____________________ is an ultrasound study of the carotid artery to predict or diagnose an ischemic stroke.
____________________ is characterized by sudden, severe, lightning-like pain due to an inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve.
____________________ is the use of ultrasound imaging to create a visual image of the brain for diagnostic purposes.
____________________, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a degenerative disease in which patients become progressively weaker until they are completely paralyzed.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
_________________________ stress disorder is the development of characteristic symptoms after a traumatic event during which the patient felt intense fear, helplessness, or horror.
_________________________ syndrome is characterized by rapidly worsening muscle weakness that can lead to temporary paralysis.
Ms. Roberta Gaston from this weeks clinical scenario has daily minor seizures. From the description in the case study these seizures would be defined as absence seizure, also called a petit mal seizure.
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