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(Latin: brain; that part of the brain that is concerned with the coordination of body movements)
(Greek: brain; that which is inside the head)
(Greek: mind, brain; the midriff or the diaphragm; mental disorder)
(Greek: gray; pertaining to the "gray matter" of the nervous system, brain, and the spinal cord)
(having a "bird brain" may be a good thing, after all)
(anxieties and depressions are brain-based)
(Latin: bark, rind; literally, that which is "stripped off"; used in its extended senses, chief among these being "pertaining to the outer layer of a bodily organ, especially the brain")
(a journal entry about special topics regarding "brain strain" and "hypersomnia")
(Greek > Latin: membrane lining the central canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain including cells and cellular membranes)
(Greek: glue; in medicine, the network of supporting tissue and fibers that nourishes nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord)
(alcohol and its dangers to the brain and bodily functions)
(Greek: membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord)
(millions of photoreceptor cells residing in the human retina gather light and transmit signals to the brain)
(Greek > Latin: inner room, bedchamber; so called by Galen because chambers at the base of the brain were thought to supply animal spirits to the optic nerves; thalamus, the middle part of the diencephalon (the area in the center of the brain just above the brain stem that includes the thalamus and hypothalamus) which relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex of the brain)
(Latin: [little] belly; hence, "a small cavity; especially of the heart or brain")
(Latin: internal organs; all that is under the skin, all parts in the body except flesh or muscles; entrails; any large interior organ in any of the three great cavities of the body; specifically, those within the chest; such as, the heart or lungs; or in the abdomen; such as, the liver, pancreas, and intestines; and in the head; such as, the brain)
Word Entries containing the term: “brain
brain cicatrix
A scar in the brain.
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concussion of the brain
A concussion is not a bruise to the brain caused by hitting a hard surface. In fact, no physical swelling or bleeding is usually seen on radiological scans.

Causes of some brain concussions

    A brain concussion can cause immediate and usually temporary impairment of brain function such as of thinking, vision, equilibrium and consciousness

  • Impact:
  • The concussion occurs from impact when the head accelerates rapidly and then is stopped, or from spinning when the head is spun rapidly and then is stopped.

    Impact to the brain can occur when the head slams into a hard surface.

    The skull is stopped by the hard surface but the brain, floating in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), can still move and is shaken.

  • Spinning:
  • Spinning of the brain can occur when a blow causes the head to snap rapidly.

    The skull then stops spinning but the brain, floating in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), can still move and is damaged.

  • Violent trauma:
  • Violent trauma, whether it be from shaking or spinning, causes the brain cells to become depolarized and fire all their neurotransmitters at once in an abrupt cascade, flooding the brain with chemicals; there is a sudden flood of ions (including sodium, potassium, and calcium, and deadening receptors in the brain that are associated with learning and memory.

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electronic brain
A complex electronic computer, usually of the digital type.
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Health: Alcohol and Brain Alterations
The dangers of alcohol to the brain and bodily functions.
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Health: Alcohol and Brain Alterations: Hygeia
Greek: Hygeia (goddess)
Latin: (no equivalent)

Various spellings: Hygeia, Hygea, Hygia; personification of health and healthy. We now have the derived word hygiene, the science of health, pertaining to health, healthful, living well; the science that deals with the upkeep of health; system of principles or rules for preserving and/or promoting health.

Hygeia, goddess of health.
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hernia of the brain
The protrusion of a portion of the brain through a defect in the skull.
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(what resembles an odd marriage between Trojan battle gear and Medusa is actually part of the most powerful brain scanner ever made)
(the most deadly five "enemies" of the brain: depression, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, stroke, and autism)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “brain
addle-brain (s) (noun), addle-brains (pl)
A dimwit, an idiot, an imbecile, or a moron: Jane said, "Oh, no, I'm an addle-brain. I didn't mean to put salt in the coffee instead of sugar."

There seems to be too many addle-brains who are thinking about running for President of the U.S.

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Brain Anxiety and Depression
Anxieties and depressions are brain-based unit.
Brain Bucket
Brain scanner.
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Brain enemies
Five primary brain enemies.
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Word Challenges to Activate Your Brain Cells

Groups of Word Challenges so you can test your vocabulary skills.

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