Nervous System 3

  1. hydrocephalus
    Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain.
  2. Alzheimer disease
    Gradual and progressive mental deterioration (dementia), personality changes, and impairment of daily function.
  3. epilepsy
    Chronic brain disorder marked by seizure.
  4. multiple sclerosis
    Destruction of the myelin sheath.
  5. palsy
    Paralysis (partial or complete loss of motor function)
  6. Parkinson disease
    Degeneration of neurons in the basal ganglion, occurring in the later life and leading to tremors, weakness of muscles and slowness of movement.
  7. Tourette syndrome
    Involuntary, spasmodic, twitching movements; uncontrollable vocal sounds; and inappropriate words.
  8. herpes zoster (shingles)
    Viral infection affecting peripheral nerves.
  9. meningitis
    Inflammation of the meninges.
  10. human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    brain disease and dementia occurring with AIDS.
  11. brain tumour
    Abnormal growth of brain tissue and meninges.
  12. cerebral concussion
    Clears in 24 hours; type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head.
  13. cerebral contussion
    Bruising of brain tissue as a result of direct trauma to the head.
  14. cerebro vascular accident (CVA)
    • Disruption in the normal blood supply to the brain; stroke.
    • CVA -> stroke -> infarction (necrosis) -> stroke TIA
  15. migraine
    Severe recurring, unilateral, vascular headache.
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Nervous System 3