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cerebr/o
cerebrotomy

cerebrum
incision of the cerebrum

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crani/o
craniomalacia

cranium
softening of the cranium

3

encephal/o
Encephalocele

Brain
Herniation of the brain

4

Gangli/o
Gangliectomy

Ganglion( knot)
excision of a ganglion

5

Gli/o
Glioma

Glue
Tumor composed of neuroglial tissue

6

Kinesi/o
Bradykinesia

Movement
Condition of slow movement

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Lept/o
Leptomeningopathy

Thin, slender
Disease of the thin meninges

8

Lex/o
dyslexia

Word, phrase
Difficulty using words

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Mening/o
Meningocele

Meninges( membranes covering the brain and spinal cord)
Herniation of the meninges

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Meningi/o
Meningioma

Meninges( membranes covering the brain and spinal cord)
Tumor in the meninges

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Myel/o
Poliomyelitis

Bone marrow; spinal cord
Inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord

12

Narc/o
Narcotic

Super; numbness; sleep
Relating to sleep

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Neur/o
Neurolysis

Nerve
Destruction of a nerve

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Radical/o
Radicalalgia

nerve root
Pain in the nerve root

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Sthen /o
HyperStheia

Strength
Condition of excessive strength

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Thalam/o
Thalamotomy

Thalamus
Incision of the Thalamus

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thec/o
intrathecal

sheath (usually refers to meninges)
pertaining to the space within a sheath

18

ton/o
dystonia

tension
poor (muscle) tone

19

ventricul/o
ventriculitis

ventricle (of the heart or brain)
inflammation of the ventricles (of the heart or brain)

20

algesia
analgesia

pain
absence of a normal sense of pain

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algia
synalgia

pain
joined referred pain

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asthenia
myasthenia

weakness, debility

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esthesia
hyperesthesia

feeling
increased feeling

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kinesia
hyperkinesia

movement
excessive movement

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lepsy
narcolepsy

seizure
seizure of sleep

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paresis
hemiparesis

partial paralysis
partial paralysis of one half of the body

27

phasia
aphasia

speech
without speech

28

plegia
quadriplegia

paralysis
paralysis of four extremities

29

taxia
ataxia

order,coordination
without coordination

30

pachy
pachymeningitis

thick
inflammation of the dura matter