Sabrina Scarborough Suffixes Chpt 12

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Sabrina Scarborough Suffixes Chpt 12

  1. 1. Sabrina Scarborough<br />Suffixes of Nervous System<br />
  2. 2. -plegia<br />Paraplegia and Quadriplegia<br />Permanent Paralysis of the Body<br />Disease Effecting Spinal Cord<br />Paraplegia<br />Loss of Sensation in Legs and Part or all of Trunk<br />Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia<br />Loss of Sensation in all Four Limbs and Trunk<br />
  3. 3. -esthesia<br />Hyperesthesia<br />Abnormal Increase in Sensitivity to Stimuli<br />Perception of Pain to a “Light” Touch<br />Increased Sensitivity to a “Painful” Stimulus<br />Tactile Hyperesthesia<br />Common Symptom of Many Neurologic Disorders <br />
  4. 4. -taxia<br />Ataxia<br />Greek – taxia – “lack of order”<br />Gross Lack of Coordination of Muscle Movements<br />Implies Dysfunction of the Nervous System<br />Cerebellar Ataxia<br />Dysfunction of the Cerebellum<br />Sensory Ataxia<br />Loss of Sensitivity to the Position Joints and Body Parts <br />

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