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cerebral palsy (CP)

caused by a lack of oxygen to parts of the baby's brain during birth or at time of delivery

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cerebrovascular accident (CVA_

disruption or blockage of blood flow to the brain which causes tissure death and an area of necrosis-know as an infarct

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TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)

temporary lack of oxygenated blood to brain and tissue

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Hemiplegia

A condition where there is paralysis of one side of a patient's body

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hemi-

one 1/2

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pleg/o-

paralysis

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Hemiparesis

one 1/2 of the body is weakened but not paralyzed

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-paresis

weakness

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coma-

deep state of unconsciusness and unresponsiveness; test is Glasgow scale

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Glasgow Coma Scale

eye opening response, verbal response, and motor response

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Dementia

disease of the brain in which many neurons in the cerebrun die, the cerebral corex shrinks in size, and there is progressive deterioration in mental function

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de-

reversal of

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ment/o-

mind

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-ia

condition

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Epilepsy

brief disruption! Recurring, unprovoked condition in which a group of neurons in the brain sontaneously sends out electrical impulses in an abnormal, uncontrolled way

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Seizures

termed epilpsy, but some seizures may occur in people who do not have epilepsy

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ict/o-

seizure-postictal

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convuls/o-

convulsions

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epilept/o-

epileptic

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Tonic

stiffening and rigid movement

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ton/o-

pressure

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clonic

jerky and rapid contractions

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clon/o-

rapid contraction and relaxing

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Postical state

pertaining to a state of confusion or sleepiness after a seizure

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post-

after

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ict/o-

seizure

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psych.o-

mind

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mot/o-

movement

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foc.o-

point of activity

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Hematoma

localized collection of bood that forms in the tissue because of the rupture of the artery or vein