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cochlea

Structure in the inner ear that converts sound pressure impulses into electrical impulses which are passed on to the brain via the auditory part of the vestibulocochlear nerve.

Related Words

brain ; ear ; inner ear ; vestibulocochlear nerve


coma

State of unresponsiveness to both environment and noxious stimuli.

 


complete blood count (CBC)

A laboratory test to check the number of blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) in a sample of whole blood.

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Related Words
whole blood

complex partial seizure

A partial seizure that primarily manifests as inappropriate, uncontrolled behavior.  Some examples are fly biting, screaming, tail chasing and abnormal aggression (rage).   These seizures possibly involve the limbic system and may also be called psychomotor seizures.

Related Words

limbic system ; partial seizure ; psychomotor seizure ; seizure


compulsive behavior

Repetitive behavior (e.g. animal chasing its tail) often due to neurological disease of the forebrain or a behavioral disorder such as obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

Related Words
disease  ;  forebrain

computed tomography (CT)

X-ray procedure that uses a computer to produce a detailed picture of a cross section of the body; also called CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) scan.

 

 

Related Words

x-ray

concussion

Traumatic closed head injury that results in temporary impairment of neurological function, e.g., transient loss of consciousness.

 

Related Words
trauma

congenital

Referring to conditions that are present at birth, regardless of their causation.

 


contracture

Inability to move a joint due to a permanent rigidity or contraction of a muscle.


convulsions

Repeated muscle contraction and relaxation resulting in the body shaking rapidly and uncontrollaby.

 



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