See also anatomy; body, human; brain.
a temporary paralytic or hypnotic state, often brought on by strong emotion. —cataplectic, adj.
the state or condition of a nerve when an electric current is passing through it. —electrotonic, adj.
a sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve. —neuralgie, adj.
a nervous debility and exhaustion, as from overwork or prolonged nervous strain.
popularly, a nervous breakdown, —neurasthenie, adj.
the theory that all the body’s activity is controlled by nervous fluid.
an inflammation in a nerve.
a continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis, loss of reflexes, and sensory disturbances. —neuritic, adj.
the branch of anatomy that studies the anatomy of the nervous system. — neuroanatomical, adj.
the branch of neurology concerned with description of the nerves and nervous system. —neurographic, neurographical, adj.
the branch of medical science that studies the nerves and the nervous system, especially the diseases that affect them. —neurologist, n. —neurological, adj.
a psychosomatic disease. —neuromimetic, adj.
the pathology of the nervous system. —neuropathologist, n. —neuropathologic, neuropathological, adj.
any disease or disorder of the nerves. —neuropathist, n. —neuropathie, adj.
the branch of medicine dealing with diseases affecting the mind and the nervous system. —neuropsychiatrist, n.
a functional disorder of the nervous system. See also psychology
. —neurotic, n., adj.
the cutting of a nerve, as to relieve neuralgia. —neurotomist, n.
neuritis that affects several or many nerves.
neuralgia affecting the face.
false or ghost sensations, such as those which seem to come from a missing limb. —pseudesthetic, pseudaesthetic, adj.
the surgical cutting of the nerve roots of the spine, usually the sensory or posterior roots, to relieve pain or eliminate paralysis.