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What is the definition of third cranial nerve paresis?

What is the definition of third cranial nerve paresis?

3rd CN weakness: The third cranial nerve for the motor and learn sponsorable for my opening, extra ocular muscle control. Lesions of the third cranial nerve causes drooping or ptosis of the eyelid and because of weakness of the extraocular muscles that is detected clinically as double vision. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus) , e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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What causes a radial nerve palsy?

What causes a radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus) , e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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What causes adult laryngeal nerve palsy?

What causes adult laryngeal nerve palsy?

Depends: There are many causes of laryngeal nerve paresis (palsy). The most common cause is after surgery.. Thyroid surgery, neck surgery or cardiac surgery. It could be caused by a tumor or mass affecting the nerve. It may also be idiopathic... No known cause - likely viral. If you suspect laryngeal nerve palsy, you should be seen by an ent. ...Read more

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What are the last stages of motor neurons disease, bulbar palsy?

Impaired cranial nn: Cranial nerves 9 - 12. Are usually affected in bulbar palsy (a lower motor neuron disease, as compared to pseudobulbar palsy, which i just discussed). Again, there are multiple causes, different ones though. Common symptoms can afftect speech (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), choke on liquids, voice problem (dysphonia). Aspiration of food or fluids can lead to pneumonia and death. ...Read more

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What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

Different patterns: Strabismus is the generic term for eye misalignment of any cause. If from childhood, the eyes are separated about the same in all positions. If from cranial palsy, the degree of separation goes from normal away from the action of the muscles, to a very wide difference in the direction of the action of that muscle. An ophthalmologist can usually readily make this distinction. ...Read more

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What causes relapse of bell's palsy?

What causes relapse of bell's palsy?

Bell palsy relapse: Mostly bad luck. Probably chronic stress and reduced immunity are factors, but it is very difficult to prove. It is well known that some people are prone to repeated episodes of bell's palsy, but this is unusual, and there are no known proven strategies to prevent these relapses. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of bells palsy?

What are the possible causes of bells palsy?

Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to swelling of the nerve and damage to it caused by decreased blood flow. Steroids are very helpful in treating this. Some people incorrectly term facial paralysis "bell's palsy." this is not correct, you must exclude other causes of facial paralysis. ...Read more

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Treatment for sixth nerve palsy?

Determine cause: The sixth nerve can be affected by many disorders of the nervous system. The cause must be determined. Many cases improve with time as long as the cause is not tumor or other mass. Surgery and glasses do not help. ...Read more

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What causes optic nerve hypoplasia?

What causes optic nerve hypoplasia?

Birth defect: The exact cause is not known but optic nerve hypoplasia can occur by itself or as part of a larger syndrome of birth defects. Children with this should be have a complete evaluation including neuro-imaging and endocrine work up. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting radial nerve palsy?

Pressure on nerve: The radial nerve forms under the arm and travels along the lower part of the elbow to the lower part of the hand. Falling asleep with arm draped over back of bench, excessive leaning on elbow on hard desk surface, and arthritis of elbow or wrist can all lead to radial nerve palsy. Disease in the neck may cause specific nerve deficits but not radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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What is the function of cranial nerve 11?

Cranial nerve XI: Spinal Accessory nerve, supplies the Sternocleidomastoid & Trapezius muscles. Help rotate the head & elevate shoulders. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

Varies: The primary systems involved in CP are the muscles and nervous involved in movement and maintaining posture. Abnormally high or low muscle tone and impairments in the control of these muscle are the hallmark of cp.Other systems can have associated problems, like seizures, visual defects and more. This is a broad diagnosis that varies from very mild to quite disabling, so its features also vary. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between vagus nerve irritation (causing hiccuping) and dementia? What are causes of vagus nerve irritation?

Not directly: Elderly people may suffer both, but they are not related. Damage to the nerve can result from injuries or even some surgeries. Aging alone can impair it to some degree. Discuss this w/ your doctor so you'll understand better about your condition and what to expect (or not). Best! ...Read more

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How is third nerve palsy diagnosed?

History and exam: Typically the diagnosis of a third nerve palsy is made by a history of double vision and then a clinical exam that demonstrates and abnormality of the opening of the eyelid (ptosis), the pupillary size (bigger) and/or the eye movement. Imaging may be useful for uncovering the cause, but the diagnosis is made clinically. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more