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Comment on ratio of neuroglia:neurones?

Comment on ratio of neuroglia:neurones?

As above: I am not sure what the question is , but given the huge numbers of neurons in our body , i would the ratio is low , very low thank god. ...Read more

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Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Neither of them: Neither of these conditions is a condition of the neuroglia. To some extent, glial cells are involved in the repair of damage that occurs in MS. Myasthenia is a condition that occurs at the junction of the nerve and muscle, no glia cells are present there. ...Read more

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I have brain tumor from nerve tissue or neuroglia, what to do?

I have brain tumor from nerve tissue or neuroglia, what to do?

Depends: Location of the tumor is very important. Of equal importance are the biopsy results. High grade? Aggressive? Low grade? Many neuroglia (neuronal tumors) are of lower grade. ...Read more

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Is the brain tumor more likely to have develop from nerve tissue or from neuroglia?

Is the brain tumor more likely to have develop from nerve tissue or from neuroglia?

Most : Intra-axial primary tumors (originating within the brain and not the lining or meninges) in adults are glial in origin. ...Read more

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Need an expert opinion to on which type of cells form brain tumors: neurons or neuroglia?

Need an expert opinion to on which type of cells form brain tumors: neurons or neuroglia?

Glial cells usually: There are many different types of brain tumors that arise from different cell types. The glial cells include astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. malignant neuronal tumors arise from primitive neuronal cells, not mature neurons. Glial tumors are more common in adults than neuronal tumors, but in children it is the opposite, and neuroblastic tumors are more common. ...Read more

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Are microglia and macroglia considered as subunits of glia cells?

Are microglia and macroglia considered as subunits of glia cells?

Yes: microglia and macroglia are non neuronal cells and as subunits of glial cells that surround neurons and provide support for and insulation between them. ...Read more

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Can neurogical pain cause anxiety?

Can neurogical pain cause anxiety?

It does: As opposed to a mechanistic model of disease which suggests that whenever there is pain there is something wrong with the body, the biopsychosocial model postulates that a person is a complex unit and the body cannot be separated from the mind. Pain is as strongly associated with anxiety as with depressive disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a part of neurological treatment. ...Read more

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Is tegretol good for trilgemial neurgia ? Is it a safe drug ?

Is  tegretol good for trilgemial neurgia ? Is it a safe drug ?

Not my first choice: Tegretol does control the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, but so do other meds, and i would try Lyrica (pregabalin) first, as it has few if any drug-drug interactions, and is, in my experience extremely effective. Tegretol is an older drug with many potential side effects, including liver and bone marrow issues, low sodium, gastrointestinal problems, and elevation of cholesterol. Do not understand why choice. ...Read more

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What is considered a good treatment of trigemanic neurolgia?

What is considered a good treatment of trigemanic neurolgia?

Injection: Injection an effective option. See your interventional pain management doctor for details. Ask if they do them before seeing them, as not all do. ...Read more

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