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ACh

acetylcholine

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AD

Alzheimer disease

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ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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BBB

blood-brain barrier

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CNS

central nervous system

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CTS

carpal tunnel syndrome

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident

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EEG

electroencephalogram,
electroencephalography

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HEMI

hemiplegic

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ICP

intracranial pressure

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LP

lumbar puncture

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MS

multiple sclerosis

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PARA

paraplegic

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PNS

peripheral nervous system

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QUAD

quadriplegic

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SCI

spinal cord injury

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SZ

seizure

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TIA

transient ischemic attack

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tPA

tissue plasminogen activator

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cerebell/o

cerebellum

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cerebr/o

cerebrum

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dur/o

dura mater

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encephala/o

brain

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gli/o

glial cells

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lept/o

thin, slender

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mening/o
meningi/o

membranes, meninges

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my/o

muscle

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myel/o

spinal cord

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neur/o

nerve

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pont/o

pons

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radicul/o

nerve root (of spinal nerves)

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thalam/o

thalamus

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thec/o

sheath (refers to the meninges)

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vac/o

vagus nerve (10th cranial nerve)

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alges/o,
-algesia

excessive sensitivity to pain

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-algia

pain

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caus/o

burning

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comat/o

deep sleep (coma)

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esthesi/o
-esthesia

feeling, nervous sensation

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kines/o
kinesi/o
-kinesia
-kinesis
-kinetic

movement

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-lepsy

seizure

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lex/o

word, phrase

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-paresis

weakness

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-phasia

speech

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-plegia

paralysis (loss or impairment of the ability to move parts of the body)

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-praxia

action

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-sthenia

strength

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syncop/o

to cut off, cut short

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tax/o

order, coordination