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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Is A Central Nervous System Depressant

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What is the difference between alcohol and other central nervous system depressants?

What is the difference between alcohol and other central nervous system depressants?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects nervous system as well as other organs such as the liver, eventually leading to irreversible damage. Read more

Dr. James Lin
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System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


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Can alcohol withdrawal symptoms last more than a month? Also can chronic alcoholism cause damage to your central nervous system?

Can alcohol withdrawal symptoms last more than a month? Also can chronic alcoholism cause damage to your central nervous system?

Yes: The physiologic symptoms attributed to alcohol withdrawal can last for weeks particularly in the most severe cases. And it is known that alcoholism is a damaging to the central and peripheral nervous system. It can cause an alcohol related dementia and neuropathy. Some of the nervous symptoms are attributed directly to the neurotoxicity of alcohol others to often found nutritional deficiencies Read more

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What is the mechanism of action for ethanol to act as central nervous system depressant?

What is the mechanism of action for ethanol to act as central nervous system depressant?

CNS depressant: I don't know that anyone has an absolute lock-down on this mechanism, but you can look up what's known in goodman and gilman's pharmacologic basis of therapeutics. Gaba-a receptors are inhibitory in the brain, and their function can be enhanced by alcohol as well as sedative-hypnotic agents including benzodiazepines. Several types of ion channels in the brain are sensitive to ethanol also. Read more

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Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain. Read more

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What are different diseases of the central nervous system?

What are different diseases of the central nervous system?

Guidance: There are far too many diseases of the central nervous system to list here, but the classics are Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsies, brain tumors, intracranial bleeding, etc. Best way to learn more is to find a bookstore, and get consumer book about neurological conditions. Read more

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How can you know if you damaged your central nervous system?

How can you know if you damaged your central nervous system?

CNS: Damage to the central nervous system normally leads to a neurologic deficit such as weakness, numbness, loss of speech among other findings. Read more

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Does watching too much t.V damage your central nervous system?

No: However, watching tv can become a habit, and since it involves passive inactivity, could lead to lack of physical conditioning, weight gain, and even progressive decrease in social, intellectual, and avocational pursuits. Do not worry about your brain and spinal cord, rather be concerned about your heart and lungs, balance your day and exercise sufficiently. Read more

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What exactly is the central nervous system and what does it do?

What exactly is the central nervous system and what does it do?

Brain and spinal cd: The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. It serves as the receiving and processing plant for outside stimuli and the point of reasoning and production of action/response. It consists of things like cognition and relaying sensory information, as well as regulating the day to day management of bodily functions. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: central nervous system?

What is the definition or description of: central nervous system?

The central nervous: System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is the peripheral nervous system. Read more

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What causes major inhibitory effects in the central nervous system?

What causes major inhibitory effects in the central nervous system?

Neurotransmitters: A balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters exist to facilitate normal bodily functions. The inhibitors are many, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, seratonin, dopamine, and these modulate the effects of the excitatory chemicals. Read more

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What is central nervous system lupus?

What is central nervous system lupus?

It is where lupus: It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring. Read more

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Will high BP disable the central nervous system?

Will high BP disable the central nervous system?

Stroke: The most common thing that happens to the central nervous system in high BP is hemmorhagic stroke or a stroke caused by a burst blod vessel. Also, certain vascular malformations, such as an aneurysm or avm could bleed and cause dangerous pressure on the brain. Read more

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What is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

What is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

Unvoluntary: The autonomic is visceral, not on command, like control of heart, respiration, digestive, urinary systems, sexual arousal, etc central is brain and spinal cord--then there is peripheral like nerves control movements of the limbs. Read more

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How can weight lifting effect central nervous system?

How can weight lifting effect central nervous system?

It shouldn't: Weight-lifting should have no effect on either the central or the peripheral nervous systems. It's a curious question; sounds like maybe you heard something somewhere and it worried you. Weight-lifting causes changes in muscle; the innervation of the muscle doesn't change. Read more

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What is the central nervous system sanctuary therapy?

What is the central nervous system sanctuary therapy?

Sanctuary therapy: Chemotherapy or radiation therapy given to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. It kills cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. Also called central nervous system prophylaxis, CNS prophylaxis, and CNS sanctuary therapy. Read more

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Cnat find anything about central nervous system lupus?

Cnat find anything about central nervous system lupus?

Arterial inflammatio: Lupus cerebritis is caused by blood vessels becoming inflamed, usually smaller blood vessels. Treatments are many, but steroids, methotrexate, benlysta, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are options if simple Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent this. Steroids not been an ongoing thing. Many patients do well with "pulsing" large doses of steroids intravenously, usually three times. Presentations vary-neuropsychiatric! Read more

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Can any know anything about central nervous system lupus?

Can any know anything about central nervous system lupus?

Lupus: Lupus can affect the central nervous through a variety ways such as vasculitis, seizures, neurocognitive changes, and stroke, . Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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