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Doctor insights on: Nerve Cells And Their Functions

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can the destruction of neurons nerve cells body cause chaos in the brain and body and affect chemical and electrical signals in the body?

can the destruction of neurons nerve cells body cause chaos in the brain and body and affect chemical and electrical signals in the body?

Sometimes Yes: This question is vague and unclear, but with that said I can acknowledge that brain and body are electrical energy systems connected by miles of nerve fibers. There is much yet to be understood about the brain, but enough is known about spinal cord and brain dysfunction to know that a significant enough insult or damage to any one area can disrupt various other system processes. ...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 does the structure of white blood cells impact their function?

How does the structure of white blood cells impact their function?

Vague question: Just like the structure of the body affects its function. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters,hormones and the function of the brain

What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters,hormones and the function of the brain

Lupus: Systemic Lupus can attack everywhere and lead to the things u asked about. Other considerations are vasculitis syndromes as there is an autoimmune attack on and in blood vessels which can affect neurons indirectly. Myasthenia Gravis also affect the neuromuscular system and affects one of the main neurotransmitter, AcetylCholine. Rheumotologist is specialist to see for autoimmune disorders ...Read more

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If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?

If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?

No sensory nerves...: If there are no sensory nerve endings in that part of the body, then no sensations are detected, so thus the brain receives no information (and so we don't "feel" anything going on). Imagine a city with 1000 security cameras. There will be "blind spots" in places that the cameras aren't looking. The police do not see things that are happening in the "blind spots". ...Read more

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What are the functions of B cells and T cells?

What are the functions of B cells and T cells?

Lymphocytes: T cells, different types, master the specific immune system, while B cells mainly produce different types of antibodies, under the the control T cells, to fight invading microorganisms and/or invading antigens, just simply put for a very complex system (the immune system) ...Read more

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List the cranial nerves: signify each of the nerves function, which ones have parasympathic innervation, which ones are involved in smell, sight, auditin?

List the cranial nerves: signify each of the nerves function, which ones have parasympathic innervation, which ones are involved in smell, sight, auditin?

The cranial nerves: I controls smell; ii vision; iii, iv, and vi all control eye movement; v controls part of the face sensory and muscle; vii is the main facial nerve and controls facial movements; viii is the auditory and vestibular (balance) nerve; xi controls part of the throat & tongue; x controls the gag reflex and parasympathetic function; xi controls the large strap muscle on the side of the neck; xii tongue. ...Read more

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What cells in the heart can generate electrical impulses on their own?

What cells in the heart can generate electrical impulses on their own?

All of them: Any tissue can do this, technically. The order of impulse formation is generally: sa node > atrium > proximal his tissues > av node > ventricles > purkinje fibers. But it can vary from person to person. ...Read more

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If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

No: The central nervous system relates to the brain and spinal cord. To reach the targets (skin, muscles, blood vessels, etc) you need the peripheral nervous system. You would be paralyzed and die without it. ...Read more

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What are the signs if neurons are so badly damaged in Autoimmune they produce very little neurotransmitters and electrical changes throughout the body?

? your question?: Why are you asking about a situation which sounds close to death? Yes, in a terminal state, neurons do not work and neurotransmitters are not released and electrochemical dysfnctn occurs. This could be due to any situation, autoimmune, hypoxia, cardiac arrest, severe head injury, etc. ...Read more

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Can an autoimmune disease effect our nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Possible: It all depends on the kind of autoimmune disease and place of involvement. For instance, lupus could cause cerebritis ie brain inflammation and even could go as far as causing coma. But lupus could be only localized to other places like causing kidney disease, lung diseases, skin disease, or arthritis. ...Read more

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If neurons are dramatically damaged by immune cells and stop or produce very little electrical and chemical signals what's this diagnosed as ?

If neurons are dramatically damaged by immune cells and stop or produce very little electrical and chemical signals what's this diagnosed as ?

Far too broad: What you have implied is some form of immune or autoimmune neuronopathy; however, the differential diagnosis of this is very broad. See neurologist. Look for hard data regarding what parts of the nervous system are being affected and what blood studies show about state of inflammatory mechanisms. What evidence are you using for "dramatically damaged"? ...Read more

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Can neurotoxins make your brain nerve cells over excited ?

Can neurotoxins make your brain nerve cells over excited ?

Neurotoxins: Neurotoxins work in a number of different ways depending on the toxin and that can include stopping the nerve from doing its normal function to overdriving the nerve which can lead to a poorly functioning nervous system. They a number of different toxins and none of them are good for your brain or nerve cells. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain regenerate cells? Also, would the loss in brain cells create loss in intelligence?

What parts of the brain regenerate cells? Also, would the loss in brain cells create loss in intelligence?

Animal studies: No known areas of brain which contain "intelligence". This is all way into the future now. The parts of the brain which show regrowth are laboratory studies- fascinating and intriguing, but still you will have to hit the books and burn the midnight oil! ...Read more

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What's the reasoning behind the gamma-delta t cells ability to destroy tumor and virally infected cells?

What's the reasoning behind the gamma-delta t cells ability to destroy tumor and virally infected cells?

Lymphocytes are: Immune mediators. B cells make antibody. T cells recognize foreign tissue (reject transplants), viral, fungal disease and memory, and recognize tumor antigens (surveillance) natural killer cells can destroy; blocking antibodies can protect, cd-4 t's (helpers) are low in hiv. No idea about gamma or delta other than greek letters sequenced after Alpha and beta. ...Read more

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Can myelin injection treat MS, since the immune system is attacking myelin sheeth adding myelin in blood will keep WBC away from the nerves ,right?

Can myelin injection treat MS, since the immune system is attacking myelin sheeth adding myelin in blood will keep WBC away from the nerves ,right?

Wrong: This simply doesn't work. It's simplistic and in fact, you're asking for making the body more sensitive. Your body also makes attacking white cells to order when confortonted with something that it's sensitized to. Tolerization procedures exists for some autoimmune diseases and the whole are is fascinating. ...Read more

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What are b-cells and its functions?

What are b-cells and its functions?

Antibodies: B cells are immune cells that develop in the Bone marrow and mature in the lymphoid organs. They make antibodies that protect our bodies from foreign invaders such as viruses. Most vaccines work by stimulating our body's B cells to make antibodies so that they can already be present to protect us when we are exposed to an actual viral infection. ...Read more

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Caffeine help nerve function?

Caffeine help nerve function?

No: There is no evidence that any stimulant "helps" our nervous system. They all may provide increased wakefulness, energy, strength etc. Temporarily but they are not a substitute for good diet, adequate vitamin intake, exercise and a balanced lifestyle. When we use stimulants instead of all those things, we are hurting our bodies, including our nervous systems. ...Read more

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What is the function of cranial nerve 11?

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Cranial nerve XI: Spinal Accessory nerve, supplies the Sternocleidomastoid & Trapezius muscles. Help rotate the head & elevate shoulders. ...Read more

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What are diseases of the nerve cells called?

What are diseases of the nerve cells called?

Nerve disease: The best answer is neurological diseases. These affect the nerves of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. There are special names for the diseases of the nerves (neuropathies), spinal cord (like syringomyelia or transverse myelopathy), and brain (stroke, MS, cerebritis, etc.) Some disease affect the nerve cells, some of the diseases appear to be within the nerve cells themselves. ...Read more

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What are the functions of B cells and T cells?

Lymphocytes: T cells, different types, master the specific immune system, while B cells mainly produce different types of antibodies, under the the control T cells, to fight invading microorganisms and/or invading antigens, just simply put for a very complex system (the immune system) ...Read more

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What happens to the nerve cells of someone with lou gehrig's disease?

What happens to the nerve cells of someone with lou gehrig's disease?

See below: Als (lou gehrigs disease) is a degenerative condition in which the motor nerves in the spinal cord and the brain stem (called Alpha motor neurons) degenerate. This caused the muscles to fail because they are not getting adequate electrical signals from the nerves. It usually start with weakness in the hands and feet and then unfortunately progresses. It also involves muscles of speech, swallowing. ...Read more

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What color are human nerve cells? Do they change color if they are diseased?

Mostly almost clear: Nerve cells are practically invisible and need a variety of clever stains to be vision under the microscope. Thick nerves take on a pinkish hue due to the blood circulating in them. Some nerves are sheathed in white myelin and will take on that color. They generally do not change color with disease. ...Read more

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What would a neuro look for if nerve cells or neurons were damaged and dying?

A diagnosis: Which would include a history, physical exam, blood tests, and additional testing as indicated. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Too many to list: This question is impossible to answer in 400 characters because a slew of neurological and medical conditions can affect nerve cells in many different ways. Being more specific with a doctor when asking questions is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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Are there scenarios when opening cto of LAD results in less function due to increased flow to nonviable cells and less flow to collateral fed cells?

Are there scenarios when opening cto of LAD results in less function due to increased flow to nonviable cells and less flow to collateral fed cells?

NO: When a chronic total occlusion is opened, circulation is restored to all areas. Non-viable tissue doesn't contract; viable tissue does but may take time for full restoration of function. There is no mechanism present that increases flow to non-viable cells. ...Read more

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What si the function of a bone cell [simplify]?

What si the function of a bone cell [simplify]?

Bone Cells: Bone cells are responsible for the make-up of the skeleton of vertebrates. There are different types of bone tissue in a bone that are made up of different bone cells: there is the compact tissue which is the hard outer part of the bone, the cancellous tissue which is all the spongy tissue inside of the compact tissue, and the subchondral tissue which is the smooth tissue at the end of each bone. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the functions of blood cells?

Could you please describe the functions of blood cells?

Easy start: Red cells carry oxygen and carbon dioxide for you, white cells fight infection, platelets are fragments that help patch injuries to the vessels. You can find more as you continue learning. ...Read more

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Can binural beats regenerate brain cells?Frequency 's claiming to regenerate nerve!

Yes; got that from: Donald J Trump and his ilk! There is something called NGF (nerve Growth Factor) but only for peripheral nerves, Not for the Central Nervous System. Sorry about that. In general, be skeptical of most claims in science. Everyone wants them to be true and we are working on them, but not yet there. ...Read more

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What diseases affect nerve cells?

What diseases affect nerve cells?

Many: Many diseases affect nerve cells. The common diseases are stroke, trauma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease. Are you thinking of nerves in the hands and feet (peripheral nerves) or the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)? Some illnesses affect one and not the other. ...Read more