Ch 19: Terminology for Diagnostics & Treatments of the Nervous System

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Take a close look at this chapter to establish how medical professionals diagnose and treat health problems associated with the nervous system. Use your Wi-Fi ready devices to take these video lessons and transcripts everywhere you go.

Terminology for Diagnostics & Treatments of the Nervous System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The nervous system sends electrical messages to all parts of the body, but sometimes there are errors in the system, and medical professionals must step in to help fix the problems. In this chapter, find out how medical specialists use a wide array of tools and procedures to treat nervous system disorders and neurological conditions.

The menu lets you quickly locate different lessons in this chapter, and you can also check out related chapters if you need further help. During the course of these lessons, you will obtain a deeper understanding of the following:

  • The job duties and titles of related medical professionals
  • Neurological diagnostic equipment
  • Medications administered to patients with mental disorders
  • Neurological diagnostic procedures
  • Mental disorder therapy treatment options
  • Medical abbreviations associated with the nervous system

Video Objective
Medical Specialists of the Nervous System: Terminology Learn about the roles and functions of the following medical professionals: neurologists, anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, anesthetists, neurosurgeons, and psychologists.
Vocabulary for Diagnosing Neurological Conditions Explore the uses for these diagnoses tools and techniques: electroencephalography, carotid ultrasonography, MRI, echoencephalography, CT, Myelography, and lumbar puncture.
Terminology for Medications That Help Treat Mental Disorders Describe the benefits and drawbacks to using antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, stimulants, psychotropic medications, antidepressants, and anxiolytic prescriptions for the treatment of mental disorders.
Psychological Therapy for Mental Disorders: Terminology Point out the uses and benefits of the following psychological therapeutic treatments: hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive, and behavioral.
Medical Abbreviations Related to the Nervous System A-M Go over the first half of the major medical abbreviations used in connection with the nervous system.
Medical Abbreviations Related to the Nervous System N-Z Memorize the second half of the most commonly used nervous system medical abbreviations.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Terminology for Diagnostics & Treatments of the Nervous System
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Medical Specialists of the Nervous System: Terminology

1. Medical Specialists of the Nervous System: Terminology

Ever needed to relax a bit? Maybe you had a nervous twitch that wouldn't go away. Maybe you worry too much. Maybe, just maybe, one of these medical specialists of the nervous system can help you.

Vocabulary for Diagnosing Neurological Conditions

2. Vocabulary for Diagnosing Neurological Conditions

We will look at several diagnostic tests that are available to determine the presence of neurological conditions. This lesson will cover what can be determined with each test.

Terminology for Medications That Help Treat Mental Disorders

3. Terminology for Medications That Help Treat Mental Disorders

Like any other disease or disorder anywhere in the body, mental disorders need to be treated for the good of the patient. Here, we will define some of the general medications used to treat mental disorders.

Psychological Therapy For Mental Disorders: Terminology

4. Psychological Therapy For Mental Disorders: Terminology

What's just as, if not more important than, drug therapy for individuals with a mental illness? Psychological therapies! This lesson defines a few of these kinds of therapies.

Medical Abbreviations Related to the Nervous System A-M

5. Medical Abbreviations Related to the Nervous System A-M

This lesson will go over some common and important abbreviations related to the nervous system that you should be aware of: AD, ALS, ADHD, CP, CSF, ECG, EPAN, ICP, LOC, and MS.

Medical Abbreviations Related to the Nervous System N-Z

6. Medical Abbreviations Related to the Nervous System N-Z

This lesson covers some important and well-known medical abbreviations pertaining to the nervous system, starting with the letters N-Z: RLS, OCD, SAD, RS, PD, PTSD, and TIA. Afterward, check your memorization with a quiz.

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