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Neuro

  1. 1. Terms Seen When Covering<br />The Nervous System<br />
  2. 2. -plegia<br />Meaning:<br />Paralysis; stroke<br /> EX.<br />hemiplegia<br />*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<br />
  3. 3. -algesia<br />Meaning:<br />Pain, and or sensitivity<br /> EX<br /> analgesia<br />*A reduction in the perception of pain or sensation due to a neurological condition or medication<br />
  4. 4. -phasia<br />Meaning:<br />a combining form used in the names of speech disorders<br />EX<br /> aphasia<br /> *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<br />
  5. 5. -esthesia<br />Meaning:<br />Sensation or feeling; sensitivity<br />EX<br /> anesthesia<br />*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<br />

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