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cerebell(o)

cerebellum

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cerebr(o), cerebri

cerebrum

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crani(o)

cranium

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encephal(o)

brain

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gangli(o)

ganglion

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gli(o)

neuroglia

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mening(o), meningi(o)

meninges

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myel(o)

bone marrow, spinal cord

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neur(o), neuri

nerve

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spin(o)

spine

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thalam(o)

thalamus

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vag(o)

vagus nerve

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ventricul(o)

ventricle

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spina bifida

defect in the spinal column

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meningocele

protrusion of the spinal meninges above the surface of the skin

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meningomyelocele

protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord

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Tay-Sachs disease

hereditary disease found primarily in descendants of Eastern European Jews. Characterized by an enzyme deficiency that causes deterioration in the central nervous system's cells.

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Hydrocephalus

overproduction of fluid in the brain