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Central Nervous System Diseases In Children
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
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
Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...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 ›
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
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 ›
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
Do most neurological disorders usually affect the central nervous system or the peripheral nervous system?
Both: There are conditions that only affect the central eg stroke, or peripheral or both. ...Read more
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 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 more
Too numerous: Could be a neuromuscular disorder such as myasthenia gravis, an acute polyneuritis such as Guillain-Barre, trauma to spinal cord, a severe stroke, an infection such as botulism, a chronic problem such as end-stage motor neuron disease, etc. If this refers to you or a relationship, you might wish a Concierge visit to discuss. ...Read more
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 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
Speed: How long ago was that? . Any medical illnesses? . Have you had your physical checkup recently? . Any symptoms of concern recently? . ...Read more
Does thorozine cause damage to your central nervous system and if so is there anything to possibly reverse the damage done? My brother is very shaky.
It can: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can cause sedation as well as movement problems -- some of which can become permanent. Doctors monitor patients on such medications and reduce doses to the smallest effective, to avoid such long-term results. Also certain medications can ameliorate some of these problems, at least acutely. Using alternative antipsychotics @ lowest possible effective dose may be even better solution. ...Read more
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With which organ system outside the BRAIN & SPINAL cord do you wish to start? Also, tell me the clinical context of the question so I can better understand its purpose. The idea of this forum is to satisfy inquiries of a general clinical nature. What you ask seems to me to be more academically oriented. Your answer will help me frame mine a bit better.