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How does brain cancer affect the brain?

How does brain cancer affect the brain?

It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. So for example it is possible that a brain cancer could impact someone's speech for one person but not another. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How does having brain cancer affect the brain function?

How does having brain cancer affect the brain function?

Location: This is entirely dependent on the location of the tumor. There will be certain dysfunction by the affected area of the brain where the tumor is. It also is dependent on the side of the brain where the tumor is. ...Read more

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How does Alzheimer's disease affect the brain tissue?

How does Alzheimer's disease affect the brain tissue?

Multiple ways: Deposits of amyloid (plaques) and tau (tangles). Disruption of synaptic function. Loss of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. Neuronal death. ...Read more

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How does the brain affect homeostasis?

How does the brain affect homeostasis?

Master organ: The brain is the primary organ affecting homeostasis. The hypothalamus of the brain is the main organ controlling temperature, hormone release, water metabolism, etc. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

Stimulant: Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. As such it appears to make your brain work faster as well as causing the gitters if you drink too much. ...Read more

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How does epilepsy affect the brain?

How does epilepsy affect the brain?

Yes: Epilepsy is sudden massive electrical discharge in the brain. It can manifest as myoclonic jerks, loss of consciousness, and amnesia of the events. There may be warning signs( aura) or none at all. ...Read more

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How can brain fever affect the brain?

How can  brain fever affect the brain?

Brain fever: By brain fever i presume you mean meningitis or encephalitis. These disorders can cause damage to brain due to inflammation, direct toxicity to nerve cells, inflaming or obstruction of blood vessels and brain swelling. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect the brain?

How does lupus affect the brain?

See below: Strokes, CNS vasculitis, seizures on occasion, and neurocognitive diffficulties on occasion. ...Read more

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How does alzheimer's disease affect the brain?

How does alzheimer's disease affect the brain?

Details unknown: Amyeloid plaques, tau tangles become apparent. We don't know why. The damage starts in the temporal lobes and then the parietal lobes. ...Read more

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How does secondary brain cancer get into the brain? Can it cross the blood brain barrier?

How does secondary brain cancer get into the brain? Can it cross the blood brain barrier?

Yes!: Cabncer cells travel via the blood and can get to the brain just like they do to all other body parts/sites. They are very invasive and are capable of breaking the blood brain barrier easily! ...Read more

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How does LSD affect the brain?

How does LSD affect the brain?

LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange feelings & strong emotions are common. U can experience panic, confusion, sadness & scary images. It can affect your judgment & your behavior can get out of control. Your pupils dilate, your heart rate & blood pressure increase. You shak ...Read more

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How does tourette's affect the brain?

How does tourette's affect the brain?

Flip that: Current research has found abnormalities in parts of the brain, including frontal lobes, cortex, & basal ganglia. The circuitry that connects these parts also has abnormalities. These abnormalities would be the cause of the clinical symptoms of tourette's. ...Read more

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How does autism affect the brain?

How does autism affect the brain?

No one knows: Autism is defined as a group of symptoms. They probably have many causes. Although there are several good theories and some studies that show brain changes in autistic people at this point no one knows the answer to your question. ...Read more

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How does autism affect the brain?

How does autism affect the brain?

Intense research: Autism spectrum disorder is being studied by some of the best laboratories in the world. Molecularly there have been alternations noted in epigenetic areas, and positron emission tomography has revealed alterations in virtually all neurotransmitters. It thus is extraordinarily complex. ...Read more

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How does ketamine affect the brain?

How does ketamine affect the brain?

Pain and anesthesia: Ketamine is a controlled substance. Addictive, Dissociates the brain and an NMDA antagonist Causes nystagmus, halucination double vision- should be used by trained physicians Growing illicit use and disasters when used by addicts .Gabor Racz MD ...Read more

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How does Rohypnol affect the brain?

How does Rohypnol affect the brain?

Many ways: it is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine used as an hypnotic, sedative, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and skeletal muscle relaxant drug. if you use it infrequently, just helps you to calm down for sleep. Long-term use can lead to dependence. Withdrawals are bad – could lead to seizures. Do not take it for long time – you will feel anxious all the time even though you take a coming medication ...Read more

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Does rabies affect the brain?

Does rabies affect the brain?

Yes: Rabies is a disease of the nerve cells. The virus travels along nerves eventually enters the brain and kills its host. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does brain fever affect the brain?

Interested to know how does brain fever affect the brain?

Fever and brain: The brain is sensitive to states of high fever. Certain cells may die and a patient with sufficiently elevated temperature can convulse. ...Read more

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How does brain cancer affect the brain?

It depends: This is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on where the cancer is in the brain and how extensive it is. Different parts of the brain are responsible for different things. So for example it is possible that a brain cancer could impact someone's speech for one person but not another. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more