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Chapter 10

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Myasthenia gravis
What did Aristotle Onassis die from
encephal/o
combining form meaning brain
mening/o
combining form meaning meninges
cerebr/o
combining form meaning cerebrum
dur/o
combining form meaning dura mater
pleg/o
combining form meaning paralysis
cephal/o
combining form meaning head
alg/o
combining form meaning pain
epi-
prefix meaning upon, above
hemi-
prefix meaning half
hypo-
prefix meaning below, deficient
sub-
prefix meaning below
-cyte
suffix meaning cell
-ite
suffix meaning thing that pertains to
-ory
suffix meaning having the function of
-ous
suffix meaning pertaining to
gloss/o
combining form meaning tongue
ventr/o
combining form meaning front, abdomen
somat/o
combining form meaning mouth
crani/o
combining form meaning cranium
opt/o
combining form meaning eye, vision
phas/o
combining form meaning speech
epilept/o
combining form meaning seizure
esthes/o
combining form meaning feeling, sensasion
dendrites
multiple branches of a neuron that receives neuro transmiter
axon
elongated branch at the end of the neuron
pons
acts as a relay station between the body and the cerebellum
efferent nerves
carry nerve impulses away from the spinal cord
afferent nerves
carry impulses from the skin to the spinal cord
corpus callosum
thick white band of nerves that connect the two halves of the brain
central nervous system
consists of the brain and spinal cord
peripherial nervous system
consists of the cranial nerves and the spinal nerves
norepinepherine
transmitter for the parasympathetic nervous system
epinepherine
transmitter for the sympathetic nervous system
cerebrospinal fluid
clear colorless fluid of the spine and brain