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  • 1. Terms Seen When Covering
    The Nervous System
  • 2. -plegia
    Meaning:
    Paralysis; stroke
    EX.
    hemiplegia
    *paralysis on only one side of the body. The main cause of hemiplegia is brain damage as the result of disrupted blood flow and spinal cord injury
  • 3. -algesia
    Meaning:
    Pain, and or sensitivity
    EX
    analgesia
    *A reduction in the perception of pain or sensation due to a neurological condition or medication
  • 4. -phasia
    Meaning:
    a combining form used in the names of speech disorders
    EX
    aphasia
    *an impairment of language ability. This class of language disorder ranges from having difficulty remembering words to being completely unable to speak, read, or write. Aphasia disorders usually develop quickly as a result of head injury or stroke but can develop slowly from a brain tumor, infection, or dementia. The area and extent of brain damage determine the type of aphasia and its symptoms
  • 5. -esthesia
    Meaning:
    Sensation or feeling; sensitivity
    EX
    anesthesia
    *Partial or complete loss of sensation with or without a loss of consciousness as a result of a drug, disease, or injury. Anesthesia is used to block nerve impulses so that the body and the brain can be desensitized to pain

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