By: Michal Klimek
Nervous System The nervous system coordinates and controls the body by receiving information through sensory receptors, a...
Nervous System Suffixes The following are two suffixes mentioned in Chapter 12:   -esthesia   -plegia
-Esthesia Definition: capacity for sensation or feeling. Common words:    Anesthesia    Hyperesthesia    Paresthesia
Anesthesia One of the more  recognizable words with  the suffix –esthesia. Meaning lack of  sensation or having  sensati...
-Plegia Definition: paralysis or cessation of motion. Common words:    Hemiplegia    Paraplegia    Quadriplegia
Quadraplegia One of the more  common words with the  –plegia suffix. Meaning the paralysis of  four.   In the case of h...
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  1. 1. By: Michal Klimek
  2. 2. Nervous System The nervous system coordinates and controls the body by receiving information through sensory receptors, analyzing the information, and ordering the body to respond.
  3. 3. Nervous System Suffixes The following are two suffixes mentioned in Chapter 12:  -esthesia  -plegia
  4. 4. -Esthesia Definition: capacity for sensation or feeling. Common words:  Anesthesia  Hyperesthesia  Paresthesia
  5. 5. Anesthesia One of the more recognizable words with the suffix –esthesia. Meaning lack of sensation or having sensation blocked or temporarily taken away. Often given to medical patients to block pain during procedures.
  6. 6. -Plegia Definition: paralysis or cessation of motion. Common words:  Hemiplegia  Paraplegia  Quadriplegia
  7. 7. Quadraplegia One of the more common words with the –plegia suffix. Meaning the paralysis of four.  In the case of humans, it means the paralysis of four limbs.  Often caused by an injury or illness to the cervical area of the spinal cord.
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