10-16-09 nervous system

10-16-09 nervous system - Nervous System A Combining forms...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
10-16-09- Nervous System A) Combining forms for the nervous system Cerebr/o cerebrum (L. brain) cerebrospinal - referring to brain and spinal cord Cerbal anoxia - lack of air to the brain Cerebell/o cerebellum(L. small brain) cerebellifugal - going away from cerebellum Cerebellipetal - going towards the cerebellum Crani/o skull craniomalacia - softening of nerve Cranial nerve - 12 cranial nevers, can tell if there is a lesion in the brain by checking these. Encephal/o entire brain (Gr. Brain/in skull) encephalitis - inflammation of the brain- causes opisthotonos- the person has increased tone that bends them backwards Encephalotome - the device that you make the incision in the brain with Esthesi/o sensation anesthesia - without sensation Esthesiology - the phenomenon of sensation Gangli/o ganglion (Gr. Tumor) ganglioblast -embryonic ganglionic cell Gangliocyte - groups of these cells Gli/o glue gliocyte - structural component that holds everything together glioma - tumor of these gliocytes Gnos/o knowing diagnostic - through knowledge Agnosia - condition of not knowing Kinesi/o movement dyskinesia - any thing that has a problem with voluntary movement kinanesthesia - difficutly knowing the postion of your body in space- not knowing when you are moving Lex/o word/phrase dyslexia - difficulty with word or phrase Arthr/o articulation (gr. Arthroun to utter distinctly)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Dysarthria - difficulty speaking b/c a problem with the larynx or tongue Phas/o speech dysphasia - difficulty with speech communication Aphasia - cannot speak or have difficulty receiving language Mening/o meninges meningocele - tumor of the meninges Meningi/o (membrane) meningitis - inflammation of the membrane Myel/o spinal cord or bone marrow poliomyelitis - only affects the gray matter where you get your motor function Narc/o stupor or sleep narcotic - something that numbs you Somn/o sleep insomnia - inability to sleep Somnambule - sleep walker Hypn/o sleep/ sleep inducing hypnoidal - in between awake and asleep hypnonarcosis - using medication and hypnosis to makes someone go to sleep Neur/o nerve neuralagia- pain in the nerve Neurodermatrophia - the skin is wasting away because of the nerve disease Phob/o exaggerated fear Phor/o carry, bear euphoria - condition where you are carrying well (healthy) phosphorus - something that carries light Phren/o mind or diaphragm schizophrenia - a person who gets in a state of delusion tachyphernia - minds moving too fast Phrenetic - working at an insanley fast pace- maniac Psych/o mind psychologist - someone who studies the mind Psychiatrist - physician MD
Background image of page 2
Thym/o mind (thymus) dysthymia - 2 meanings: problem with thymus or problem with depression Somat/o body psychosomatic - pertaining to soul and body Somatesthesia - perception of the body Spin/o spine Spondyl/o spine/ vertebra spondylomalacia - softening of sping Vertebr/o vertebral Stere/o
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/24/2009 for the course CC 306M taught by Professor Doig during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas.

Page1 / 10

10-16-09 nervous system - Nervous System A Combining forms...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online