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Nervous system


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Molly Garrity
Medical Terminology

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Nervous system

  1. 1. NERVOUS SYSTEM SUFFIXES By: Molly Garrity
  2. 2. PLEGIA• paralysis or a strokeExamples:• Cardioplegia (paralysis of the heart)• Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body)• Paraplegia (paralysis of the legs)• Quadriplegia (paralysis of all four extremities).
  4. 4. ESTHESIA• Sensation Example:• Parasthesia - abnormal sensation, such a tingling• Anesthesia- total or partial loss of sensation• Hyperaesthesia-abnormal increase in sensitivity to sensory stimuli
  5. 5. Administering ANESTHESIA
  6. 6. PHAGIA• The eating of a specified substance or eating in a specified mannerExamples• Aphagia- Not able to eat• Chthonophagia- the impulsive consumption of dirt• Dysphagia- swallowing is painful or difficult
  7. 7. DYSPHAGIA:
  8. 8. TAXIA• Order or arrangementExamples• Ataxia- the loss of full control of bodily movements.• Dystaxia- partial ataxia, a mild form of ataxia, or the loss of full control of bodily movements
  9. 9. ATAXIA: