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How Alcohol Affects The Central Nervous System
Can alcohol withdrawal symptoms last more than a month? Also can chronic alcoholism cause damage to your central nervous system?
Yes: The physiologic symptoms attributed to alcohol withdrawal can last for weeks particularly in the most severe cases. And it is known that alcoholism is a damaging to the central and peripheral nervous system. It can cause an alcohol related dementia and neuropathy. Some of the nervous symptoms are attributed directly to the neurotoxicity of alcohol others to often found nutritional deficiencies ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depressant effects: After the initial effects, heroin abusers may be drowsy for several hours. Mental function is also clouded by heroin's effects. Cardiac function slows, as does breathing, sometimes to the point of death. Heroin overdose is extremely dangerous due to these depressant effects on the cns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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