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Define meningocele

hernia of the meninges; displacement of the meninges from its normal position

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Define myelomeningocele

hernia of the spinal cord and meninges; displacement of the spinal cord and meninges from their normal position

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Define anesthesia

loss of sensation

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Define hypoesthesis

decreased sensation

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Define hyperesthesia

increased sensation

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Define dyesthesia

irritating sensation in response to normal stimuli

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Define paresthesia

abnormal sensation such as numbness and tingling

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Define cerebral angiography

the cerebral arteries are visualized after injection of a contrast medium

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Define computated tomography (CT scan)

x-ray beam rotates around the patient, detailing the structure at various depths. The information is computer analyzed and converted to a picture of the body part

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Define electroencephalography (EEG)

process of recording the electrical impulses of the brain

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Define myelography

image of the spinal cord is produced using x-rays after injection of a contrast medium

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Define hyperkinesis

excessive motion; hyperactivity

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Define dyskinesia

impaired movement

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Define bradykinesia

slow movement

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Define hematoma

accumulation of blood in a space, organ, or tissue due to a break in a blood vessel

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Define glioma

tumor of neuroglial cells

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Define meningioma

benign tumor of meninges

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Define aphasia

no speech

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Define dysphasia

difficult speech

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Define diplegia

paralysis of like extremities on both sides of the body

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Define paralysis

loss or impairment of motor functions

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Define hemiplegia

paralysis of either the right or the left half of the body

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Define monoplegia

paralysis of one extremity

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Define paraplegia

paralysis of the lower part of the body and legs

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Define tetraplegia

paralysis of all four limbs; quadriplegia

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Define ataxia

no muscular coordination

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What is the medical term for hernia of the meninges; displacement of the meninges from its normal position?

meningocele

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What is the medical term for hernia of the spinal cord and meninges; displacement of the spinal cord and meninges from their normal position?

myelomeningocele

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What is the medical term for loss of sensation?

anesthesia

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What is the medical term for decreased sensation?

hypoesthesia

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What is the medical term for increased sensation?

hyperesthesia

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What is the medical term for irritating sensation in response to normal stimuli?

dysethesia

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What is the medical term for abnormal sensation such as numbness and tingling?

paresthesia

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What is the medical term for the cerebral arteries are visualized after injection of a contrast medium?

cerebral angiography

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What is the medical term for x-ray beam rotates around the patient, detailing the structure at various depths. The information is computer analyzed and converted to a picture of the body part?

computated tomography (CT scan)

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What is the medical term for process of recording the electrical impulses of the brain?

electroencephalography (EEG)

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What is the medical term for image of the spinal cord is produced using x-rays after injection of a contrast medium?

myelography

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What is the medical term for excessive motion; hyperactivity?

hyperkinesis

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What is the medical term for impaired movement?

dyskinesia

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What is the medical term for slow movement?

bradykinesia

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What is the medical term for accumulation of blood in a space, organ, or tissue due to a break in a blood vessel?

hematoma

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What is the medical term for tumor of neuroglial cells?

glioma

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What is the medical term for benign tumor of meninges?

meningioma

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What is the medical term for no speech?

aphasia

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What is the medical term for difficult speech?

dysphasia

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What is the medical term for paralysis of like extremities on both sides of the body?

diplegia

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What is the medical term for paralysis of either the right or the left half of the body?

hemiplegia

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What is the medical term for paralysis of one extremity?

monoplegia

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What is the medical term for paralysis of the lower part of the body and legs?

paraplegia

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What is the medical term for paralysis of all four limbs; quadriplegia?

tetraplegia

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What is the medical term for no muscular coordination?

ataxia

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What is the medical term for loss or impairment of motor functions?

paralysis

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