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What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

Brad questions: neurologic impairement is usually manifested with mood memory and behavior. It also has wide range of neurocognitive impairement ...Read more

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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

An abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal, or "brain fluid," within the brain, which causes increased pressure inside the skull. It can ...Read more


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Describe the features of a brain arteriovenous malformation.?

Describe the features of a brain arteriovenous malformation.?

Often none: Unless it leaks, there would be no symptoms in most cases. Leaking can cause intense headache or stroke-like symptoms such as focal weakness, loss of speech or vision. Avm discovered after a minor stroke can be corrected before a major stroke. Family history of avm may prompt investigation in someone with no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Brain malformations?

What is the definition or description of: Brain malformations?

Brain malformations: are anatomic abnormalities of the brain that occur as a result of a disturbance in the normal process of fetal brain formation. They can range from very minor anomalies of no clinical significance, to lethal. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Broad questions: There are many types of brain malformation. To which are you referring? Vascular, structural, etc.? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Childhood brain tumors?

What is the definition or description of: Childhood brain tumors?

Number of types: Childhood brain tumors are uncommon, and are considered orphan diseases. The primitive neuroectodermal tumor and astrocytoma are most common, although there are a number of varieties of types. As opposed to adult brain tumors, there is a higher incidence of these in the posterior fossa rather than supratentorially. These tumors require a multidisciplinary approach for management. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chiari malformation?

What is the definition or description of: Chiari malformation?

Chiari Malformations: are a spectrum of congenital anomalies primarily affecting the cerebellum and associated structures. ...Read more

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What is signs of arnold chiari?

What is signs of arnold chiari?

Arnold-Chiari: A-c is a malformation of the brain consisting of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the opening at the base of the skull, sometimes causing non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow. It can cause headaches, fatigue, facial muscle weakness , difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, incoordination, and paralysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hydrocephalus?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: is an abnormality of the production, flow, or absorption of cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) typically causing increased pressure within the brain. ...Read more

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What is the definition of seizure?

What is the definition of seizure?

Episode of altered: Consciousness. This can involve full loss of consciousness, loss of awareness with amnesia, or variations. A focal motor or sensory seizure however, may preserve awareness and just involve local area if it does not generalize. More than one seizure would be c/w epilepsy. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

What sort of disease is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

Leaking spinal fluid: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Rhinorrhea is a runny nose. Nerves from the front of the brain (olfactory nerves) descend through a thin layer of bone called the cribriform plate and into the nasal cavity so you can smell. If that layer of bone is fractured, spinal fluid can leak down from the brain and out the nose. CSF rhinorrhea. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Head and brain malformations?

What is the definition or description of: Head and brain malformations?

Head and brain: malformations= numerous abnormalities that can occur due to disorders of, or interruption of, the normal pathways of fetal cranial development ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cerebellar hemorrhage?

What is the definition or description of: Cerebellar hemorrhage?

Cerebellar: hemorrhage= bleeding into the cerebellum, the posterior/inferior part of the brain. There are a variety of potential causes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Renal arteriovenous malformation?

What is the definition or description of: Renal arteriovenous malformation?

Renal Arteriovenous: Malformation= a complex tangle of abnormally communicating arteries and veins within the kidney ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tetralogy of Fallot?

What is the definition or description of: Tetralogy of Fallot?

Congenital heart: condition with this American Heart Association definition: heart defect that features four problems. They are: a hole between the lower chambers of the heart an obstruction from the heart to the lungs The aorta (blood vessel) lies over the hole in the lower chambers The muscle surrounding the lower right chamber becomes overly thickened ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation repair - brain?

What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation repair - brain?

Abnormal vasculature: These abnormal vessels have an increased risk of bleeding.They are treated by open surgery when they are excised, by embolizationby going through blood vessels or by a combination of both.Different methods depends on the size and or location in the brain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cerebral apoplexy?

What is the definition or description of: Cerebral apoplexy?

Cerebral apoplexy: Cerebral apoplexy = sudden loss of consciousness when occlusion or rupture of a blood vessel cuts off oxygen supply to brain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of cognition?

What is the definition or description of: Loss of cognition?

Memory and executive: Loss of cognition most commonly involves impairment in memory, language, attention/concentration, or executive functions (e.g. planning, organization, sequencing, task shifting). Causes are myriad including traumatic brain injury, dementias (e.g. Alzheimers), drug reactions and long term drug effects, Substance abuse disorders, and various general medical conditions. ...Read more