Electroencephalography (EEG) Glossary of Terms

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Abnormal: Outside the expected norm, or uncharacteristic of a particular patient.

Ambulatory: Able to walk about, not bedridden or immobile.

Antidepressant: Anything, and especially a drug, used to prevent or treat depression.

Antidepressants: Anything, and especially a drug, used to prevent or treat depression.

Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through ...

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Caffeine: A stimulant compound found naturally in coffee, tea, cocoa (chocolate), and kola...

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Cassette: A pre-existing structure into which an insert can be moved. In molecular biology...

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Coma: A state of deep, unarousable unconsciousness. A coma may occur as a result of head t...

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EEG: Electroencephalogram.

Electroencephalogram: A technique for studying the electrical currents within the brain. E...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Life-support: Pertaining to life support, as in "He is only here because of the life-suppo...

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Memory: 1. The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. ...

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Neurologist: A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of th...

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Nurse: 1) A person trained, licensed, or skilled in nursing. 2) To feed an infant at the ...

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Onset: In medicine, the first appearance of the signs or symptoms of an illness as, for ex...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Seizure: Uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain, which may produce a physical conv...

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Sleep: The body's rest cycle.

Stroke: The sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, caused by blockage of blood...

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