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Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


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How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching college. This question is too general for 400 characters or less and I wouldn't want to take away one's opportunity to earn a grade (and an education fairly). ...Read more

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What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

See below: Might produce a better answer if you can describe the kind of disorder you have in mind. Generally, the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. So all factors that can damage them or lead to defects in them can cause disorders. ...Read more

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What are different diseases of the central nervous system?

Guidance: There are far too many diseases of the central nervous system to list here, but the classics are Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsies, brain tumors, intracranial bleeding, etc. Best way to learn more is to find a bookstore, and get consumer book about neurological conditions. ...Read more

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What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

Here's a list: Epilepsy, stroke, migraine, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Huntington's chorea, Alzheimer's, bacterial and viral meningitis, etc ...Read more

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I am going through a critical social condition.So please please try to answer my question.Is there a drug to clean central nervous system?

No drug: It is unclear as to what you are considering unclean CNS. It is never unclean but can be diseased. There are medications for treatment of specific diseases but not to" Clean " CNS ...Read more

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Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...Read more

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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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My mom has a rare central nervous system disease and there is no help! what can we do?

My mom has a rare central nervous system disease and there is no help! what can we do?

Check to see: Where the specialists are on this condition in the us. See if there are any on-going studies for this condition. Educate yourselves as much as possible. ...Read more

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Huntington's disease, an often fatal disease of the central nervous system, is inherited from a dominant alle, is this right?

Yes: Autosomal dominant disorder with the presence of excess numbers of tri-nucleotide repeats within the Huntington's gene on human chromosome 4. ...Read more

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Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux.Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?

Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux.Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?

Brainstem problem?: Speculating: Cardioacceleratory-cardioinhibitory nucleus is in the medulla oblongata. So is the nucleus ambiguus (control of pharyngeal muscles). The thermoregulatory center is distant, in the preoptic anterior hypothalamus, BUT descending fibers pass through the medulla because everything must. So it could be a multisystem CNS problem or localized to the medulla. Call in a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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I've heard that the brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system tissue is where mad cow disease is found. Would steak be ok to eat?

I've heard that the brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system tissue is where mad cow disease is found. Would steak be ok to eat?

Well... muscles cont: Contain nerves. I would not eat any part of the cow that had mad cow. But... Eating the brain and spinal cord or tail (which contains the spinal cord) would obviously be worse than a slice of steak. ...Read more

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Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

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 more

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How does aging affect the central nervous system?

How does aging affect the central nervous system?

Nervous system slows: The nervous system becomes slower to respond with age. ...Read more

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Are most nervous system diseases genetic?

Are most nervous system diseases genetic?

Generic response: Many neurological diseases are due to genetics, such as migraine, Freidrich's ataxia, Huntington's chorea, but the majority are acquired, some due to infections, some secondary to autoimmune problems, some associated with aging. ...Read more

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What nervous system diseases cause paralysis?

What nervous system diseases cause paralysis?

Too numerous: Could be a neuromuscular disorder such as myasthenia gravis, an acute polyneuritis such as Guillain-Barre, trauma to spinal cord, a severe stroke, an infection such as botulism, a chronic problem such as end-stage motor neuron disease, etc. If this refers to you or a relationship, you might wish a Concierge visit to discuss. ...Read more

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How can heroin affect the central nervous system?

How can  heroin affect the central nervous system?

Very complex: Heroin (diacetylmorphine) is converted to morphine in the brain & attaches to mu opioid receptors. In the medulla it depresses breathing. In ventral tegmental area (vta) it reduces gaba. By inhibiting this inhibitor, opiates increase the amount of da released (the reward neurotransmitter) by the vta into the nucleus accumbens of the basal ganglia, which is a major pleasure center of the brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can GHB affect the central nervous system?

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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What are the most common nervous system diseases seen in newborns?

What are the most common nervous system diseases seen in newborns?

Most common: intraventricular hemorrhage for preterm babies, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, stroke, dandy walker and arnold chiari malformations ...Read more

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What causes major inhibitory effects in the central nervous system?

Neurotransmitters: A balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters exist to facilitate normal bodily functions. The inhibitors are many, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, seratonin, dopamine, and these modulate the effects of the excitatory chemicals. ...Read more

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What is the difference between alcohol and other central nervous system depressants?

What is the difference between alcohol and other central nervous system depressants?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects nervous system as well as other organs such as the liver, eventually leading to irreversible damage. ...Read more

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Could there be something wrong with my central nervous system if I took speed a lot when young?

Speed: How long ago was that?. Any medical illnesses?. Have you had your physical checkup recently?. Any symptoms of concern recently?. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more