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Can there be a birth defect in the hypoglossal nerve, which detoriates the brain in later years? if so, what will it be called?

Can there be a birth defect in the hypoglossal nerve, which detoriates the brain in later years? if so, what will it be called?

Hypoglossal Nerve : function can be impacted by prenatal strokes, prenatal infections, some congenital anomalies like Möbius Syndrome or branchial arch cysts, especially infected ones, or post-natal tumor or infection at the base of the brain or neck trauma, any of which can lead to problems with speaking, chewing, or swallowing. Whether it is progressive depends on the cause of the XIIth Cranial Nerve Palsy. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How can I control my nerves?

How can I control my nerves?

Underlying Issues: You may need to get at the underlying issue of why you feel as if your nerves are out of control? It is always important if you have concerns about yourself to speak to your primary care doctor for a referral to a psychologist or therapist to help you learn ways to cope your nerves/stress. Medication has also been shown to be effective to help. There are also great books that may help as well. ...Read more

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What are the main nerves in the body?

Many nerves: The brain and spinal cord could be considered "main nerves" but there are also hundreds of other nerves throughout the rest of the body. You may want to look at these websites for an overview of some of the nerves: http://goo.Gl/muicxq http://www.Innerbody.Com/image/nervov.Html. ...Read more

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Do you have information on nerve blocks?

Do you have information on nerve blocks?

Check Out: Spine-Health.Com for different nerve blocks or procedures that your may need. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a nerves  breakdown?

Breakdown: Nerves breakdown is not a scientific term and therefore has many meanings. It implies some type of psychological problem that overwhelms a person and creates major difficulties in coping with life. ...Read more

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What are the effects of nerve system damage?

What are the effects of nerve system damage?

Very variable: Classical outcomes include weakness, paralysis, numbness, tingling, imbalance, incoordination, confusion and memory loss, emotional problems, sleep disorder, headaches, dizziness, seizure activity, etc. ...Read more

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How many nerve endings are there in the body?

Nerve endings: Just in the brain alone...There are 10 billion nerve cells with a estimated 60 trillion connections..., each nerve cell has one or more nerve ending, some with many. So considering there are many miles of other nerve cells outside the brain, consider it above the trillions., .. ...Read more

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Could partially severed nerves heal naturally?

Could partially severed nerves heal naturally?

Possible: Will take some time to heal in the order of months to years. ...Read more