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Do Fish Have A 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
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
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
Mostly peripheral: Cranial nerves have their cell bodies within the central nervous system (cns), but the majority of their length/"processes" are outside the confines of the cns. The myelin covering nerves inside, vs. Outside, the CNS is different, and cranial nerves are subject to disorders common to peripheral nerves. (the cell bodies can be affected by CNS disorders as well.). ...Read more
It is where lupus: It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring. ...Read more
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
It shouldn't: Weight-lifting should have no effect on either the central or the peripheral nervous systems. It's a curious question; sounds like maybe you heard something somewhere and it worried you. Weight-lifting causes changes in muscle; the innervation of the muscle doesn't change. ...Read more
Sanctuary therapy: Chemotherapy or radiation therapy given to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. It kills cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. Also called central nervous system prophylaxis, CNS prophylaxis, and CNS sanctuary therapy. ...Read more
Arterial inflammatio: Lupus cerebritis is caused by blood vessels becoming inflamed, usually smaller blood vessels. Treatments are many, but steroids, methotrexate, benlysta, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are options if simple Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent this. Steroids not been an ongoing thing. Many patients do well with "pulsing" large doses of steroids intravenously, usually three times. Presentations vary-neuropsychiatric! ...Read more
Very dangerous: CNS vasculitis is an uncommon form of vasculitis. It usually has normal lab tests. It presents with abnormalities in the central nervous system that can look like cerebritis, encephalitis, or stroke. This is a very dangerous life threatening disease. If you have these symptoms go immediately to an er. This is normally diagnosed by angiogram or brain biopsy. It is treated by experienced rheum. ...Read more
More than I can list:
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.
Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...Read more
It's uncertain.: There are not careful studies and research to determine the answer. There are no negative studies. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times, loss of coordination & slowed problem solving. ...Read more
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
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 ›
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