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Doctor insights on: Gray And White Matter Of The Brain

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Can you please explain blurring between gray and white matter in the brain?

Can you please explain blurring between gray and white matter in the brain?

Blurring: Bluring relates to the brain image on cat scan or mri. It is usually caused by edema (swelling) or damage, causing an accumulation of fluid in the area, so the the gray matter, where nerve cell bodies are located. The white matter contains the nerve fibers that travel throughout the brain.

White Matter (Definition)

White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists of glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of the cerebrum to another and between the cerebrum and lower brain centers. White matter tissue of the freshly cut brain appears pinkish white to the naked eye because myelin is composed largely of lipid ...Read more


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What kind of activities stimulate gray matter in the brain? What about white matter?

What kind of activities stimulate gray matter in the brain? What about white matter?

Life and effort: There is no actual need for costly and elaborate programs to improve brain capacity (presuming non-disease state). Pay attention to what is around you. Think about it. Analyze it. Dig through the endless resources of the internet. Challenge yourself with new ideas and examine your beliefs. Have intelligent conversations. Intentionally vary your activity. Get physical exercise. Live fully!

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What is white matter of the brain and what is grey matter?

What is white matter of the brain and what is grey matter?

White & gray matter: The gray matter in the brain is nerve cell bodies; white matter is the fibers that grow from them. These fibers also have a sheath covering them called "myelin" which is also part of white matter. If white matter is damaged in some way -- by stroke, inflammation, or disease like ms -- it shows up on MRI scans. Gray matter can be damaged also.

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What does it mean when the Grey matter in the brain is leaking into the white matter of the brain? And what kind of effects can it have?

What does it mean when the Grey matter in the brain is leaking into the white matter of the brain? And what kind of effects can it have?

Which planet we on?: Here on Earth there are no human beings who leak Grey matter into white matter. Do you have a report of some sort that you're looking at & trying to interpret? The only thing I can think of that would have any remote significance to what you're saying is called "heterotopia" which refers to islands of gray matter within white matter territory. Seizures are known to occur as a main manifestation.

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My mother in law had a hemmoratoc stroke almost a month ago she has had a little improvement they said gray and white matter is stable not sure what?

My mother in law had a hemmoratoc stroke almost a month ago she has had a little improvement they said gray and white matter is stable not sure what?

Comments: Bleeding within the brain has a very guarded prognosis, and 60 % do not get past one year. The comment is truly ambiguous and non-sensical, and you need to know whether the clot is getting smaller, or creating a "mass effect" within the brain. Strongly urge family conference with her doctors to get clarification.

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What is grey matter and white matter in your brain?

What is grey matter and white matter in your brain?

Description: The central nervous system has white matter which transmits signals from one area of the brain to another (cerebrum and lower brain centers).Involved in how the brain learns. The gray matter is in areas of the brain that involve muscle control, sensory perception such as hearing, speech, vision, emotions and memory.

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Will an 0.5 mg anti psychotic for 1 month change the brain permanently?? , There are lots of articles out there. And is there a way to increase the grey and the white matter??

Will an 0.5 mg anti psychotic for 1 month change the brain permanently?? , There are lots of articles out there. And is there a way to increase the grey and the white matter??

Although its not...: ...likely we can substantially increase your brain size meaningfully, there are exercises that may improve "brain power." Ref. Http://www. Wikihow. Com/Increase-Your-Brain-Power

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What disease would be indicated if a CT scan showed a reduction of grey and white matter in the brain?

What disease would be indicated if a CT scan showed a reduction of grey and white matter in the brain?

Long list.: See brain atrophy at rightdiagnosis. Com. Discuss concerns with your doctor and a neurologist.

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Had an MRI. Pressure/pain left temple area, behind eye, in jaw, numbness in lips. No MS. Dr says the White matter should be Gray. Wants 2nd MRI.

Had an MRI. Pressure/pain left temple area, behind eye, in jaw, numbness in lips. No MS. Dr says the White matter should be Gray. Wants 2nd MRI.

Listen to your doc: We can't really interpret this for you, but you clearly have a concerned physician who wants a followup study to explain your symptoms and something abnormal on the first MRI. That person cares about you and is doing the right thing to find out what is going on. Good luck to you!

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What makes grey matter grey a white matter white? In other words, what is the difference between grey and white matter?

What makes grey matter grey a white matter white? In other words, what is the difference between grey and white matter?

Cells vs. Myelin: Gray matter mostly consists of the cell bodies of neurons, while white matter contains myelinated axons. Axons are like connecting wires, and myelin (which is whitish in color) serves as the insulation. For more details see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/grey_matter and http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/white_matter.

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What does it mean when your EEG & MRI come back abnormal. And your grey and white matter are leaking into one another? I can't afford the EMU study.

What does it mean when your EEG & MRI come back abnormal. And your grey and white matter are leaking into one another? I can't afford the EMU study.

Need Neurology: An EEG can be abnormal for several reasons, not all of which are related to seizure activity. You see a neurologist to discuss these findings in more detail. If you do need seizure medication, an EMU is not required to start or adjust seizure medications.

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Is white and gray brain matter disorder a form of cancer?

Is white and gray brain matter disorder a form of cancer?

Not enough info: Not sure what you mean by "white and grey brain matter disorder". Grey matter is basically where brain cell bodies (neurons) are, and white matter is mainly the cables (axons) connecting neurons. Sounds like you had an MRI and need to talk with your doctor about what it shows - "white and grey brain matter disorder" is too vague and doesn't tell me anything useful.

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Can underdevoloped gray matter in the brain cause memory, speech, and thought process issues?

Can underdevoloped gray matter in the brain cause memory, speech, and thought process issues?

Can lose cells: Underdevelopment of the gray matter is something your born with and symptoms of what would be perceived as mental retardation at that age.. When it is acquired later in life, it is usually due to a degenerative process such as alzheimer's or other dementias.

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Is the gray matter inside of the spinal cord but outside of the brain?

Is the gray matter inside of the spinal cord but outside of the brain?

Almost correct: The gray matter (nervous system tissue with cell bodies) is inside the cord, surrounded by white matter (axons: nerve fibers going to & from the brain). While there is gray matter on the surface of the brain, it is also present in collections deep inside the brain. The organization of the central nervous system is quite complex.

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Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

There is: Simply not enough information to venture a guess. It could be nothing. How is it described in the MRI report?

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What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my results :))

What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my results :))

Depends on image: Magnetic resonance imaging with and without gadolinium contrast shows hyperintensity depending on type of images, T1, T2, diffusing weighted or flair view. Each type of image views can because by various ideologies, including ischemia, plaques, infection, growth, bleed. Gray matter hyperintensity simply means changes seen based on the type of image.

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We just found out our 7 year old daughter has underdeveloped gray matter in her brain. Is this perminant or is it something that can be improved?

We just found out our 7 year old daughter has underdeveloped gray matter in her brain. Is this perminant or is it something that can be improved?

Exercise brain: Children's brains are extremely adaptable and very frequently if one part of brain injured or deficient, other parts of brain can be trained to do that task, espeically in kids. Thus, she may never get "more" gray matter, but you can totally expand the capabilites of the gray matter she does have! You have to train it like athletes train muscles, though, so start working on areas she has needs!