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Brain And Nerve Agent
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Clonidine, as a second line agent, directly reduces the hormones epinephrine and cortisol in the brain making it particularly useful for hypertension?
Less Norepinephrine: There have been two mechanisms proposed for the blood pressure lowering effect of Clonidine in the brain: stimulation of alpha-2 receptors reduce release of norepinephrine from the brain with resultant peripheral vascular dilation due to reduced sympathetic tone. The second is reduced sympathetic tone due to stimulation of the imidazoline receptors in the brain. BP and heart rate are reduced. ...Read more
For SIBO - Which prokinetic agent do you recommend? I was told I have some kidney damage so to keep that in mind,
Can contrast agents used in mris and cat scans, such as gadolinium, cause intrathecal peripheral nerve sheath tumors and/or tarlov cysts?
Neurotoxins: Neurotoxins work in a number of different ways depending on the toxin and that can include stopping the nerve from doing its normal function to overdriving the nerve which can lead to a poorly functioning nervous system. They a number of different toxins and none of them are good for your brain or nerve cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wiring in brain: Physically no. However, there is extensive research into the field of re-training and re-learning in which parts of the brain are utilized to assist parts that have been damaged. ...Read more
Yes; got that from: Donald J Trump and his ilk! There is something called NGF (nerve Growth Factor) but only for peripheral nerves, Not for the Central Nervous System. Sorry about that. In general, be skeptical of most claims in science. Everyone wants them to be true and we are working on them, but not yet there. ...Read more
What is the name of that illness which is inside the nerves of the brain when the nervous currents can't cross the nerves of the brain in left side?
Not sure: Not sure I understand the question. Do you mean like a disconnection syndrome? Maybe try rephrasing your question. ...Read more
Unknown Dialect: Unfortunately, the phrase you're using is one that as this neurologist is concerned doesn't really strike a chord. I know what "nerve pinching" could mean. I know what brain disease is...but hybridizing those 2 takes it out of my recognition radar. My apologies. Got a description of the symptoms involved per chance? If you'd like to tell me in a private word: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Odd?: How have they diagnosed this? This seems very odd, and not medically based. ...Read more
Does the nerves in the left side and the right side of the lips controlled by the same side of the brain?
No, anatomy differs.: The nerves in question are the trigeminal and facial, with the later affecting mouth closure, the former affecting sensation and ability to open and close mouth. Innervation is ipsilateral, that is the nerves on right subserve the face and lips on the right. ...Read more
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