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What areas of the brain will Parkinson's disease affect?

What areas of the brain will Parkinson's disease affect?

The substantia nigra: Parkinson's disease destroys the dopaminergic neurons that live in a part of the midbrain called the substantia nigra (dark substance). The loss of Dopamine causes the basal ganglia to malfunction and this causes the slowness, tremor and dementia. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...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 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 can depression affect the brain?

How can  depression affect the brain?

Depression: There are chemicals in brain called neurotransmitters, main ones being dopamine, serotonin & adrenaline. These are imbalances when mood changes. Medications that treat depression try to bring those back to balance and hence stabilize moods. ...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 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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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 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 can Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

How can Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

Neurotransmitters: Parkinson's disease is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency syndrome in part, with the classical effect on dopamine. This accounts for the tremors and gait instability. At same time deposition of Lewy bodies within the cell body cause cellular death. In many patients, a Parkinsonian dementia arises, which is different from Alzheimer's. ...Read more

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How does Alzheimer's disease affect the nervous system?

How does Alzheimer's disease affect the nervous system?

The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe memory loss, personality changes such as paranoia, wandering, inability to take care of their basic needs, even combative behavior and resistance to care. ...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 graves' disease affect the system?

Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condition like graves disease(hyper functioning thyriod gland) your metabolism can be increased dangerously high . It can be fatal (cardiovascular effects esp). ...Read more

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How does a stroke affect the nervous system?

How does a stroke affect the nervous system?

Depends on size and: Depends on the size and location of the stroke. Depending on the locations your symptoms could go from blindness, impaired movement, unable to understand talk, etc. ...Read more

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How does Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

How does Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

Complex disorder: Predominantly a disease of low levels of neurotransmitters in the brain involving pigmented nuclei. Main culprit is declining dopamine level in basal ganglia, which can be replaced in part by L-DOPA, but affects other parts of brain, especially dorsal vagal nucleus, locus ceruleus, and can damage nerve cells by presence of Lewy bodies. Recommend more at aan.com or Mayo Clinic site. ...Read more

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How can steroids affect the body and the brain?

Steroids are diouble: They cut both ways. We use them for brain swelling from any cause especially if there is tumor in the brain. But steroids have bad side effects like, fluid retention, swelling of the face, increase in blood sugar and weakened proximal muscles of the arms and legs. So we like to use them only when they are essential and use the lowest dose necessary.. ...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 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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What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

Trouble for heart: Angina is an uncomfortable sensation from heart muscle suffering from lack of circulation - essentially acute oxygen deprivation. If this deprivation is not corrected, then a heart attack, with permanent heart muscle damage, can follow. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more