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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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Dr. Manikum Moodley
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Autonomic Nervous System Disorders (Definition)

there is an imbalance between your Sympathetic -fight or flight and Parasympathetic-house keeping nervous connections. The manifestations include organ symptoms such as, dizzy upon standing- low bp, nausea from delay stomach emptying, excess sweating or decreased sweating, chest pain, difficulty breathing-dyspnea, headaches, etc.. Special neuro work up needed; tilt ...Read more


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What is the central nervous system?

What is the central nervous system?

Brain & spinal cord: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is made up of the nerves that leave the spinal cord and innervate the rest of the body. ...Read more

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What makes up the central nervous system?

What makes up the central nervous system?

CNS=Brain+SpinalCord: Limits of brain tissue are the meninges, a fibrous cover. The spinal cord usually ends at the first lumbar vertebra, just below the last rib. Below that are nerves to your legs called the cauda equina, named because they look like a horses' tail. ...Read more

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Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Depends on drug: To attack the CNS they have to cross the blood brain barrier. Not all drugs do this and it tends to be dose related as well as purity. ...Read more

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How does aging affect the central nervous system?

How does aging affect the central nervous system?

Nervous system slows: The nervous system becomes slower to respond with age. ...Read more

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How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

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

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What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

See below: Might produce a better answer if you can describe the kind of disorder you have in mind. Generally, the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. So all factors that can damage them or lead to defects in them can cause disorders. ...Read more

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What toxins could effect the central nervous system?

THERE ARE SO MANY : Neurotoxic substances out there, and I do not have enough space here to enumerate. Google centrl nervous system toxins. ...Read more

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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 diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

Here's a list: Epilepsy, stroke, migraine, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Huntington's chorea, Alzheimer's, bacterial and viral meningitis, etc ...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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Eruption Charts (Definition)

Eruption charts, as they pertain to teeth, describe the pattern and timing of the appearance of teeth in the mouth...Whether they are primary (baby) teeth or their permanent successors. Teeth follow a fairly specific pattern of eruption as the upper and lower jaws grow to accommodate them. Primary teeth are shed in a certain sequence to allow for the eruption ...Read more


Vascular System (Definition)

The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part ...Read more