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Medical Terminology - The Nervous System

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arach
spider's web
-oid
resembling
arach/noid
structure resembling a spider's web
cerebell
little brain
-um
presence of
cerebell/um
presence of little brain
cerebr
brain
-al
pertaining to
aqua
water
duct
channel
cerebr/al aque/duct
channel pertaining to brain fluid
cerebr/um
presence of brain
en-
within
cephal
head
en/cephal/itis
presence of inflammation within the head
hema
blood
-oma
tumor
hemat/oma
blood tumor
hydro-
water
-us
presence of
hydro/cephal/us
presence of water in the head
mening
membrane
mening/itis
inflammation of the membranes
neuro
nerve
-glia
glue
neuro/glia
nerve glue
anal
without
-gesic
sensitivity to pain
crani
skull
crani/al nerve
pertaining to a nerve in the skull
electro
electrical activity
myo
muscle
-graphy
process of recording
electro/myo/graphy
process of recording electrical activity in the muscle
-algia
pain
neur/algia
nerve pain
-itis
inflammation
neur/itis
inflammation of a nerve
par-
near, beyond, beside
-esthesia
abnormal condition of feeling sensation
par/esthesia
an abnormal condition of feeling sensation, tingling sensation
ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
CP
cerebral palsy
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
EEG
electroencephalography
ICP
intracranial pressure
LOC
loss of consciousness
TIA
transient ischemic attack
CNS
central nervous system
PNS
peripheral nervous system