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A - D | E - H | I - L | M - P | Q - T | U - Z |

Afferent - A conduction of impulses from the periphery of the body to the brain or spinal cord.

Alert: State of full consciousness in which one is oriented to person, place, and time.

Astereognosis: The inability to recognize a common object by touching its shape and form. 

Attention: The capacity of the brain to process information from the environment.

Barognosis: The ability to perceive differences in weight through use of the cutaneous and muscular senses.

Central Nervous System (CNS): Consists of the brain and spinal cord, which functions to control and regulate all mental and physical functions.

Chemoreceptors: Receptors that respond to chemical substances.

: A state of unconsciousness in which one cannot be aroused by any stimulation.

Conversion Disorder
: A psychological disorder in which symptoms of the sensory or motor system mimic neurological or general medical conditions.

: The ability to perform smooth, accurate, and controlled movements.

: An area of skin that is supplied by a single nerve.

Discriminatory Sensation
: The ability to differentiate between different types of sensations.

Dorsal: Of or pertaining to the back and upper surface of a structure. Also referred to as the posterior side.

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