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Doctor insights on: Demyelinating Disease Of The Central Nervous System

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Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...Read more

Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


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What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

More than I can list: With which organ system outside the BRAIN & SPINAL cord do you wish to start? What's the clinical context of the question so I can better understand the purpose of the question. This forum is basically for questions of a general clinical nature and what you ask seems to be for more academic purposes. ...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 is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

What is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

Unvoluntary: The autonomic is visceral, not on command, like control of heart, respiration, digestive, urinary systems, sexual arousal, etc central is brain and spinal cord--then there is peripheral like nerves control movements of the limbs. ...Read more

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Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Several: Both primary and secondary. The classics are clearly Multiple Sclerosis, and far less common, Neuromyelitis Optica, yet, some cases of immune encephalitis, such as NMDA. Secondary problems may be encountered from Lupus, Rheumatoid, Sjogren's, Pernicious Anemia, etc. Peripheral nerves may be involved by Guillain-Barre, and Chr Inflammatory Polyneuritis. ...Read more

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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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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 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 are the difference between central nervous system and autonomic nervous system?

What are the difference between central nervous system and autonomic nervous system?

What they control: The central nervous system refers to the brain and the spinal cord. The autonomic nervous system is a part of the peripheral nervous system that is involved in processes related to heart rate, sweating, blood pressure, and other processes that we don't think about, aka the name "autonomic". Autonomic nervous system disorders include fainting, fast heart rate, fatigue and sweating disorders. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system?

Anatomical terms: Brain, spinal cord, and cranial nerves, especially optic nerves, all start within the central system. Once outside the spinal canal these nerves are now called peripheral nerves and connect to muscle to cause contraction, and return to spinal cord, sensory nerves, to report peripheral sensations from outer world. ...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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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...Read more

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How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

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 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 disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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My mom has a rare central nervous system disease and there is no help! what can we do?

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

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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?

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

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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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Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux.Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?

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

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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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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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Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more