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Huntington's disease, an often fatal disease of the central nervous system, is inherited from a dominant alle, is this right?
Yes: Autosomal dominant disorder with the presence of excess numbers of tri-nucleotide repeats within the Huntington's gene on human chromosome 4. ...Read more
Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching college. This question is too general for 400 characters or less and I wouldn't want to take away one's opportunity to earn a grade (and an education fairly). ...Read more
Huge list: If you're having symptoms, talk to your PCP who may send you on to a neurologist. ...Read more
Check to see: Where the specialists are on this condition in the us. See if there are any on-going studies for this condition. Educate yourselves as much as possible. ...Read more
What are some central nervous system disorders that cause facial parethesia? What tests can be done?
Facial Paresthesias: Please refer to my response above.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is a recessive genetic disease that results in the deterioration of the central nervous system in infancy?
CNS deterioration: Leukoencephalopathy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux.Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?
Brainstem problem?: Speculating: Cardioacceleratory-cardioinhibitory nucleus is in the medulla oblongata. So is the nucleus ambiguus (control of pharyngeal muscles). The thermoregulatory center is distant, in the preoptic anterior hypothalamus, BUT descending fibers pass through the medulla because everything must. So it could be a multisystem CNS problem or localized to the medulla. Call in a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
I am going through a critical social condition.So please please try to answer my question.Is there a drug to clean central nervous system?
No drug: It is unclear as to what you are considering unclean CNS. It is never unclean but can be diseased. There are medications for treatment of specific diseases but not to" Clean " CNS ...Read more
Do most neurological disorders usually affect the central nervous system or the peripheral nervous system?
I've heard that the brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system tissue is where mad cow disease is found. Would steak be ok to eat?
Well... muscles cont: Contain nerves. I would not eat any part of the cow that had mad cow. But... Eating the brain and spinal cord or tail (which contains the spinal cord) would obviously be worse than a slice of steak. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various mechanisms: The classic neurological diseases that involve myelin are Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica. Both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's involve nerve cell dysfnctn, and resultant neurotransmitter deficiencies. Some peripheral nerve disorders attack the central axon, and are termed axonal neuropathies. ...Read more
No: The precise mechanism of action of sodium oxybate is unknown. You didn't need someone on HealthTap to tell you that. You could have found it out quite easily yourself. It's the sort of information anyone can look up. The function of HealthTap is to apply medical reasoning to questions, not to spoon-feed posters facts that are accessible to anyone with a web browser. ...Read more
Very dangerous: CNS vasculitis is an uncommon form of vasculitis. It usually has normal lab tests. It presents with abnormalities in the central nervous system that can look like cerebritis, encephalitis, or stroke. This is a very dangerous life threatening disease. If you have these symptoms go immediately to an er. This is normally diagnosed by angiogram or brain biopsy. It is treated by experienced rheum. ...Read more
Yes: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times, loss of coordination & slowed problem solving. ...Read more
Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Not enough information to assess why you would think that you have central nervous system damage. Was there a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion? Are you having symptoms like headache, trouble thinking, weakness or paralysis. The symptoms will help your doctor figure it out and order the appropriate test. ...Read more
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
What evidence exists on long-term damage to the central nervous system caused by ketamine (street name k) use?
Couple of studies: This study shows the effect in humans: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21161184 and this one in mice http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3119682/, and changes in gene and protein expression in chronic ketamine usage. As experimentation in humans with this potentially lethal drug is not a good idea, we will likely have to depend on animal models for study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Name 4 common principles of CNS depressants. How do they differ from benzodiazepines i just want to know the 4 common principles of the central nervous system and how does it differ from benzo's
Don't understand: What you mean about "principles" of CNS depressants. I am not aware of any such classification. CNS depressants are a highly variable group of drugs, ranging from alcohol, barbiturates, barbiturate-like drugs (ghb, glutethimide, methaqualone and others), benzodiazepines but also antihistamines, anticholinergics, antipsychotics and others. All activate gaba, some chloride ion channels(more lethal). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opposite Effects: Methamphetamine causes activation of the central nervous system (inc heart rate and blood pressure). Heroin causes supression of the central nervous system (sedation and respiratory suppression). Both substances are highly addictive with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Due to its strong respiratory suppression, heroin is more likely to cause death. Best to avoid both entirely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very complex: Heroin (diacetylmorphine) is converted to morphine in the brain & attaches to mu opioid receptors. In the medulla it depresses breathing. In ventral tegmental area (vta) it reduces gaba. By inhibiting this inhibitor, opiates increase the amount of da released (the reward neurotransmitter) by the vta into the nucleus accumbens of the basal ganglia, which is a major pleasure center of the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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