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Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more

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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Nervous system: somatic nervous system is under your control, example making given him smoking up and down. Autonomic nervous system not to not under voluntary control, example your heart rate and blood pressure are dramatically controlled depending on the needs of the body, your interest and will move by peristalsis, movement of the bowels ...Read more

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Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Can be neurological: We can see this with scleroderma and other connective tissue dieases. Your physicians can help to evaluate for this but most of the consideration is clincial with very few specific testing. This occurs because of the associated vascular changes with scleroderma adn otehr connective tissue diseases. Vasculitis can also occur. ...Read more

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How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

Intriguing question: Control of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) probably best attained by studying biofeedback, autogenic training, and meditation. A web-based program at heartmath.Com is recommended. Otherwise, an ascetic isolated decade-long yogi sojurn in an himalayan cave can be undertaken. The idea is to train the unconscious mind to be obedient. Avoid anger and fear. Seek love. ...Read more

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What enviromental facters affect your nervous system health?

What enviromental facters affect your nervous system health?

Model of MS: Environment is important for many neurological conditions. Using MS as example, hot weather can cause fatigue, and bright sunshine may cause temporary loss of vision. Cigarette smoking can make disorder worse. Lack of sunshine will reduce vitamin D which makes not only MS worse, but also makes Parkinson's and Alzheimer's worse. ...Read more

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What are the difference between central nervous system and autonomic nervous system?

What are the difference between central nervous system and autonomic nervous system?

What they control: The central nervous system refers to the brain and the spinal cord. The autonomic nervous system is a part of the peripheral nervous system that is involved in processes related to heart rate, sweating, blood pressure, and other processes that we don't think about, aka the name "autonomic". Autonomic nervous system disorders include fainting, fast heart rate, fatigue and sweating disorders. ...Read more

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Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Of course: Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system include autonomic. ...Read more

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What causes dysautonomia (dysfunction of autonomic nervous system)?

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What causes dysautonomia (dysfunction of autonomic nervous system)?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, connective tissue diseases, parkinson's disease, lyme disease, hereditary, injury to brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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How is vasovagal syncope related to the autonomic nervous system?

Affects organs: Vagus nerve can affect heart rate and blood pressure resulting in fainting. Vaso (= blood vessel) vagal (=vagus nerve). ...Read more

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Which doctors deal with nervous system disorders?

Which doctors deal with nervous system disorders?

All of them: Well, technically, all of them ... However, on the medical side - a psychiatrist or neurologist are physicians that specialize in the treatment of nervous system disorders (not to mention the surgical side). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What in the autonomic nervous system makes you salivate?

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Autonomic NS: Parasympathetic (Cholinergic) nerve fibers regulate salivation. When they are stimulates, we salivate. When Sympathetic nerves are stimulated (Adrenergic), we get dry. ...Read more

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Explain HIV nervous system complications?

Explain HIV nervous system complications?

Multiple: Aids related complex can certainly cause a peripheral neuropathy with distinct numbness, tingling and weakness. Dementia in younger males may be another association. Have seen spinal cord involvement and also seizures and myoclonus. More insidious are the secondary opportunistic infections, such as pml and parasitic brain invasions. These are just some of the problems. ...Read more

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Will citalopram increase efficiency of autonomic nervous system? I have pots and feel rubbish without treatment

Yes: Citalopram an ssri can be extremely effective in re-regulating the autonomic nervous system and raising blood pressure. Some studies indicate that serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snris) such as venlafaxine (effexor) and duloxetine (cymbalta) are even more effective. ...Read more

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How does the peripheral nervous system connect to the centeral nervous system and vice versa?

How does the peripheral nervous system connect to the centeral nervous system and vice versa?

Through spinal nerve: Most peripheral nerves connect to the CNS via the spinal cord. Some through autonomic chains. ...Read more

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What makes up peripheral nervous system?

What makes up peripheral nervous system?

Peripheral nerves...: The peripheral 'wiring schematic' begins at the nerve roots exiting the spine (at the anterior horn cell, to be specific), which then travel through a plexus (one on each side of the pelvis, and one under each collarbone), which emerge as peripheral nerves into the arms & legs, terminating at the junction with an organ (such as muscle or skin). Head and neck nerves differ slightly. ...Read more

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Addressing strong Sympathetic Nervous System overactivity through Herbs? My body produces too much catecholamines, can this be tampered with herbs?

Addressing strong Sympathetic Nervous System overactivity through Herbs? My body produces too much catecholamines, can this be tampered with herbs?

Nope: If you really have a catecholamine excess caused by a pheochromocytoma then you need medical treatment and surgery, not some herbal remedy. Come on, it is the 21st century not the 18th. ...Read more

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Are there any neurologists on this site who specialize in autonomic nervous system dysfunction conditions,, i.e. Dysautonomia? Their location is insignificant because I already have confirmed diagnosis, I just have general questions on the subject.

Are there any neurologists on this site who specialize in autonomic nervous system dysfunction conditions,, i.e. Dysautonomia? Their location is insignificant because I already have confirmed diagnosis, I just have general questions on the subject.

General ?'s: U say you have general ?'s on dysautonmia. And you live in NYC. Good websites to start at would be www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com. Also in NYC go to Neurological Institute at CPMC or Cornell or Albert Einstein MC. ...Read more

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Autonomic Nervous System (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages ...Read more


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more