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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Affects Cerebral Cortex

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Any way to hurt the cerebral cortex besides alcohol?

Any way to hurt the cerebral cortex besides alcohol?

Cerebral: Illicit drugs, toxins, metabolic such as diabetes, vascular such as uncontrolled hypertension. Read more

Cortex (Definition)

The cortex is the outer part of the brain or gray matter. It covers both the cerebrum and the cerebellum. See: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cerebral_cortex for more details about the anatomy and ...Read more


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What is the cerebral cortex?

Cerebral Cortex: Is the outer covering of gray matter surrounding the brain, which plays important role in consciousness. Read more

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Is it possible to damage your cerebral cortex?

Absolutely: Best way to avoid damage is to exercise, eat healthy, stop smoking, avoid drug abuse, and prevent traumatic brain injury. Read more

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What happens if you have lesions in the cerebral cortex?

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CC lesions: Depends on the type & location, etiology, & extent of involvement of brain. Read more

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Is stimulation a good treatment for the cerebral cortex?

Yes: We all need stimulation for learning and to maintain social skills and mood. It is expecially important for children, to facilitate learning. Motor stimulation helps to develop pathways for motor control. Read more

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Hot is cold cold is hot pain all over focusing at the cerebral cortex could this be a sign I had a stroke? If no what else can cause this

Not Clear: It seems that you are saying that you have abnormal/unexpected sensations over a part of your head or scalp. The actual cerebral cortex can't been seen (except at surgery) and doesn't have sensation. What you seem to be describing on the scalp sounds like a local peripheral neuropathy. This means there may be some nerves in the scalp that are transmitting abnormal sensations. Read more

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Brain spect grossly irregular activity in large area cerebral cortex with relative sparing of the occipital region possibly the R frontal area Ideas?

Brain spect grossly irregular activity in large area cerebral cortex with relative sparing of the occipital region possibly the R frontal area Ideas?

Is it your scan?: Presumably you didn't just wander into a nuclear medicine facility & make an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the scan for a reason. What is the reason? Please also repost & state what your doctor's "ideas" about the scan are; or if you have not asked your doctor, please relate why not. Read more

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I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

Need more info: In order to give you a more informed answer, I would need more information about what you mean when you say there is an abnormality in the cerebral cortex. This could benign or something serious. Treatment depends upon the etiology. Read more

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Does alcohol affect your motor cortex if u got cerebral palsey?

Does alcohol affect your motor cortex if u got cerebral palsey?

Alter coordination: Alcohol can cause a decrease in coordination in anyone who drinks. If you already have a compromised motor coordination, drinking alcohol can make it worse. Be careful how much you drink and understand the point when you feel more compromised. Read more

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How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to be more excitable, hence Neurotoxicity develops. Read more

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For what length of time are the effects of weed and alcohol on the brain?

Cannabis & etoh: Marijuana's effects usually last from one to three 3 hours. The issues with alcohol depends on how much you drank & how quickly - because the effect drops and your blood levels drop. Read more

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How does alcohol affect my brain?

Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. Read more