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A 27-year-old female asked:

is neuron growth factors safe to take if you have a history of seizures?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
There are none!: There are supplements that have no proven efficacy. None are fda approved. Unless i new what ingredients where in the "pills, " i would recommend against taking them.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Has anyone found a cure for motor neuron diseases yet?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not so far: There is a lot of research and the finding of a mutation of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase may guide our search, but currently, the sole drug on market is riluzole, which may delay tracheostomy, but other than supportive and palliative care, that is all.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: neuron?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Nerve Cell: A neuron is a specialized cell that conducts impulses within the nervous system. It is made up of a cell body and processes including the axon and dendrites.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why are motor neuron diseases so dangerous?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
No cure.: There truly is no effective treatment, and often, the bulbar musculature is afflicted causing both swallowing and breathing issues, which promotes early demise. Main issue, in most cases, is the preservation cognitive function, allowing patient to witness the devastation and anticipate problems. (variant associated with front-temporal dementia may be less intense) bad disease.
A 18-year-old female asked:

Comment on ratio of neuroglia:neurones?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
As above: I am not sure what the question is , but given the huge numbers of neurons in our body , i would the ratio is low , very low thank god.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

Is motor neorone disease curable. .?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Do Your Own Research: Answer: largely no unless one changes at least part of what is driving it. Neuro=nerve cell. Motor=muscle. Except for heart, no muscle cell in our body contracts without nerve impulse telling them to: ~0.001 sec per impulse. Motor neuron, from brain or spinal cord, axon growth into the cell matrix early in development & firing induces cells to become muscle cells. Medicine treats, rarely cures.

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