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|process of recording
|weakness, slight paralysis
|state of mind
|Fear of heights
|Type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.
|amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
|A neurological disease causing muscle weakness and impacting physical function. Commonly called ALS.
|Medication that causes temporary loss of sensation.
|Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, or fear without apparent stimulus.
|Impairment of language or speech comprehension.
|A state of alertness due to stimulation.
|Strongly insistent, self-assured behavior.
|Mentally focusing on a specific object, issue or activity. The act of concentrating.
|A group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral problems.
|Temporary facial paralysis, 7th cranial nerve. Sudden onset. Usually one-side asymmetry.
|A highly developed part of central nervous system that is contained within the cranium. It consists of cerebrum, cerebellum and other structures in the brain stem.
|A diagnostic imaging technique to reveal structural details of the carotid arteries.
|A clouding of the eye's lens.
|A complex regional pain syndrome characterized by burning pain and marked sensitivity to touch in the distribution of an injured peripheral nerve.
|cerebellum (posterior section of brain)
|The part of brain located behind the brainstem in the posterior base of skull (posterior cranial fossa). It coordinates voluntary muscle activity, balance and tone.
|A bruise of the brain tissue . Frequently caused by a blow to the head.
|A chronic childhood disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills.
|A stroke. It is caused by the interruption of the brain’s blood supply, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot, or a space-occupying lesion such as a tumor.
|The largest, uppermost part of the brain. Responsible for initiating and coordinating all voluntary body activity. The cerebral cortex is responsible for intellectual activities.
|A pinched nerve. It occurs when a nerve in the neck is irritated as it leaves the spinal canal.
|The irrational fear of confined spaces.
|A deep state of unconsciousness. No voluntary motor signs.
|A traumatic brain injury. Measure severity by universal Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
|A state of mental confusion that can occur due to illness, surgery or using certain medications.
|The most severe form of alcohol withdrawal, causing confusion, irregular heart rate, and sweating.
|A belief that is clearly false.
|A group of symptoms caused by brain disorder. Not a specific disease. Causes are peripheral vascular disease, stroke, toxins, or Alzheimer's.
|hard, dura mater
|The dense, leathery membrane covering and protecting the brain and spinal cord.
|A common condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language.
|The use of ultrasound waves to study brain structures.
|A test to measure the electrical activity of the brain.
|A inflammation of the brain. Symptoms include headache, fever, vomiting, stiff neck and lethargy.
|A regional anesthesia that blocks pain.
|A general term for conditions with recurring seizures.
|nerve sensation, feeling
|Conditions in which a person deliberately and consciously acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick. Known as Munchausen Syndrome.
|The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.
|A structure containing an aggregation of nerve cell bodies located in the peripheral nervous system.
|A disorder in which the immune system attacks the nerves. A rare disease, usually preceded by a viral infection
|Sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been created by the mind, common in delirium.
|Pain in the cranial region.
|A stroke that occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. Also called an aneurysm.
|The buildup of excessive cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.
|Hyperesthesia is a condition in which someone becomes highly sensitized to sensory stimuli.
|A state of increased receptivity to suggestion and direction, initially induced by the influence of another person.
|Anxiety about one's own health and belief that one is likely to become ill even though there is no medical evidence of illness.
|An overwhelming fear of having a serious disease.
|Excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.
|Blood accumulation within the brain or between the brain and the skull,
|The main type of stroke. Occur when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot.
|A condition of tiredness, fatigue, or lack of energy.
|An abnormally excessive elated, enthusiastic mental state.
|The mental functions of learning, retention, recall and recognition.
|An acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. May be viral or bacterial.
|Surgery to repair birth defects of the spine and spinal membranes.
|Moderate to severe, painful headache that may occur with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fatigue and numbness.
|A psychological state of awareness.
|An immune-mediated process in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers.
|spinal cord, bone marrow
|An inflammation of the spinal cord.
|A procedure that uses dye with x-rays or CT scans to assess the spinal cord,
|sleep, numbness, stupor
|A chronic brain disorder that involves poor control of sleep-wake cycles.
|Behavior marked by extreme skepticism and persistent resistance to external advice.
|A cordlike structure of the body, comprising a collection of conducting fibers that convey impulses between a part of the central nervous system and another body region.
|Interruption of neural conduction in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent.
|The propagation of the nerve impulse along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.
|Intense pain that occurs along the course of a peripheral or cranial nerve.
|nerve, nervous system
|Pertaining to the nervous system
|A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.
|The basic cellular unit of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the nervous system.
|Chemical messengers that carry signals to other cells in the body.
|obsessive compulsive disorder
|An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, unwanted obsessions and compulsions.
|An unpleasant or distressing localized sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by nerve endings of nociceptive neurons.
|A state of extreme acute, intense anxiety and unreasoning fear.
|Fear response that is out of proportion for the situation.
|Overly suspicious behavior.
|A sensation of tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching without apparent cause.
|A progressive disease of the nervous system that affects movement.
|Dysfunction of peripheral nerves which can impair movement, sensation and organ function.
|post-traumatic stress disorder
|A disorder that develops in people who have experienced a terrifying event.
|A quick, involuntary movement or exercise of function, in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.
|An acquired encephalopathy of young children that follows an acute febrile illness, usually influenza or varicella infection.
|A chronic, severe mental illness that interferes with the ability to think, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others.
|A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.
|Pain radiating along the sciatic nerve from the lower back down the leg.
|A sudden surge of the brain’s electrical activity affecting movement and awareness for a short time.
|A perception produced by afferent nerve impulses conveyed to the sensorium.
|Physiologic state of rest, relative unconsciousness and inaction of voluntary muscles.
|The ability to detect scents or odors, such as the function of olfactory receptor neurons.
|The section of the central nervous system enclosed in the vertebral column.
|The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.
|Tapping fluid from the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.
|The act of reasoning. Cognition.
|A sleeplike state of altered consciousness and diminution of motor activity,
|A drug that reduces stress without diminishing mental clarity.
|An inflammation of the trigeminal nerve causing extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face.
|Abnormal loss of awareness of self and environment and lack of responsiveness to sensory stimuli.
|The region of central nervous system that appears lighter in color than the other type, gray matter. it mainly consists of myelinated nerve fibers and contains few neuronal cell bodies or dendrites.