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Afferent

Conveying toward a center, for example afferent nerves carry impulses to the central nervous system

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Ataxia

Lack of muscle coordination

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Cognitive

Pertaining to the mental process of comprehension, judgement, memory and reason

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Coma

State of profound unconsciousness

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Concussion

Injury to the brain caused by minor or major head trauma, symptoms include vertigo, headache, and possible loss of consciousness.

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Conscious

Awake, alert, aware of one's surroundings

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Convulsion

Sudden, involuntary contraction of a group of muscles, may be present during a seizure

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Disorientation

A state of mental confusion as to time, place or identity

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Dysarthria

Inability to use speech that is distinct and connected because of a loss of muscle control after damage to the peripheral or central nervous system

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Efferent

Conveying away from the center, for example efferent nerves carry info away from the central nervous system

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Gait

A manner or style of walking

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Incoherent

Unable to express ones thoughts or ideas in an orderly, intelligible manner

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Paraplegia

Paralysis from the waist down caused by damage to the lower level of the spinal cord

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Seizure

Sudden, abnormal surge of electrical activity in the brain, resulting in involuntary movements or behaviors

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Shunt

Tube implanted in the body to redirect the flow of a fluid

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Syncope

Fainting or sudden loss of consciousness caused by lack of blood supply to the cerebrum

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Unconsciousness

State of being unaware of surroundings and incapable of responding to stimuli as a result of injury, shock or illness or drugs

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