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Chapter 12: Nervous System
By: Himja Bhatt
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Quick Look at Nervous System
and Medical Terminology
 Function : To coordinate and control functions of the body. The
s...
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Suffix
Suffix: At the end of the word
For Example: -ITIS = Inflammation
carditis= meaning inflammation of the heart
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Examples of Nervous System
Suffixes
 -paresis = weakness
 -phasia = speech
 -plegia = paralysis
 -taxia = muscle coo...
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Defining of Two Nervous System
Suffixes
 -Plegia meaning paralysis
 One of the most heard suffix
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• Paraplegia= paralysis of the lower potion of the body and both
legs
 Pair-ah-plee-jee-ah
 Para- = two like parts of ...
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 -Phasia = speech
 Aphasia = inability to communicate verbally or in writing due to
damage od the speech or language c...
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Absence seizure
 According to dictionary.com, absence seizure if a type of
epileptic seizure that lasts on lasts only f...
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  1. 1. + Chapter 12: Nervous System By: Himja Bhatt
  2. 2. + Quick Look at Nervous System and Medical Terminology  Function : To coordinate and control functions of the body. The system receives sensory input, makes decisions and the orders body responses.  Organs: Brain, nerves and spinal cord  According to dictionary.com, Medical terminology is language that is used to accurately describe the human body and associated components, conditions, processes and process in a science-based manner.  Medical Terminology contains four parts : word root, prefix, combing vowel and suffix
  3. 3. + Suffix Suffix: At the end of the word For Example: -ITIS = Inflammation carditis= meaning inflammation of the heart
  4. 4. + Examples of Nervous System Suffixes  -paresis = weakness  -phasia = speech  -plegia = paralysis  -taxia = muscle coordination  -trophic = pertaining to development
  5. 5. + Defining of Two Nervous System Suffixes  -Plegia meaning paralysis  One of the most heard suffix
  6. 6. + • Paraplegia= paralysis of the lower potion of the body and both legs  Pair-ah-plee-jee-ah  Para- = two like parts of pair ( prefix) • Hemiplegia = paralysis on only one side of the body • Hemi-ee-plee-jee-ah • Hemi = half (prefix)  Monoplegia= paralysis of the limb  Mon-oh-plee-jee-ah  Mono= one ( prefix)  Quadriplegia = paralysis of all four limbs  Kwod-rih-plee-jee-ah  Quadri = four ( prefix)
  7. 7. +  -Phasia = speech  Aphasia = inability to communicate verbally or in writing due to damage od the speech or language centers in brain.  Ah-fay-zee-ah  A- = without ( prefix )  Dysphasia - difficulty in swallowing  Dis-fay-zee-ah  Dys- = abnormal, difficult ( prefix)
  8. 8. + Absence seizure  According to dictionary.com, absence seizure if a type of epileptic seizure that lasts on lasts only few seconds to half a minute. It is characterized by loss of awareness and an absence of activity.  - Phasia and – plegia are two suffixes that are used in describing the signs and symptoms of this disease.

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