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What is the degree of accuracy of an nse (neuron specific enolase) blood test?

What is the degree of accuracy of an nse (neuron specific enolase) blood test?

Depends on the : Purpose of the test. Nse is one of the tumor markers. Such tests are not very useful for diagnosing tumors but are useful for monitoring the course of the disease. See this site for more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/80913. ...Read more

Neuron (Definition)

A neuron is a specialized cell that conducts impulses within the nervous system. It is made up of a cell body and processes including ...Read more


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If EBV virus invaded specific cells or neurons could this cause a severe autoimmune response to mistakenly attack those cells or neurons?

If EBV virus invaded specific cells or neurons could this cause a severe autoimmune response to mistakenly attack those cells or neurons?

Correct assessment: Ebstein-barr virus is associated with infectious mononucleosis, can be associated with the acute immune polyneuritis, guillain-barre syndrome, and appears associated with adult ms in over 99% of all cases. So, clearly, can influence immune disorders both in peripheral and central nervous systems. ...Read more

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What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells , neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells , neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Lupus number one: The commonest cause of autoimmune cerebritis is central nervous system lupus. It is treatable. Another cause is bechets syndrome and there is a very rare form that is idiopathic, meaning cause is unknown. But lupus remains the commonest. ...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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What happens when neurons die by injury!? Specific neurons in the brain , injury to the central nervous system.

What happens when neurons die by injury!? Specific neurons in the brain , injury to the central nervous system.

In most cases: neurons do not have the ability to regenerate, or have only a limited ability at best. There is significant redundancy and unused capacity with the brain's neural network, so depending on the location and extent of injury, it may be possible to compensate for some degree of neuronal loss due to injury. The damage itself is generally permanent, however. ...Read more

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Hello, My neurone specific enolase level has come back high. (31.7). With excessive hot flushing and tachycardia, what should I do next/ ask for?

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My neurone specific enolase level has come back high. (31.7). With excessive hot flushing and tachycardia, what should I do next/ ask for?

Urine 5-HIAA; carcin: I doubt you have a neurodegenerative disease or are comatose, since you posted this question. Therefore, the cause of high NSE is most likely a neuroendocrine tumors like small cell lung cancer, carcinoid tumors, neuroblastoma, or pancreatic islet tumor. A lot depends on your past history. Flushing & symptoms points to carcinoid, diagnosed by urine 5-HIAA test. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss. GL. ...Read more

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Why are motor neuron diseases so dangerous?

No cure.: There truly is no effective treatment, and often, the bulbar musculature is afflicted causing both swallowing and breathing issues, which promotes early demise. Main issue, in most cases, is the preservation cognitive function, allowing patient to witness the devastation and anticipate problems. (variant associated with front-temporal dementia may be less intense) bad disease. ...Read more

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What are the last stages of motor neurons disease?

Gruesome: Patient needs assistance with nutrition due to inability to swallow, and chokes on secretions, so a peg feeding tube is placed. Cannot breathe so a tracheostomy is employed. Infections overwhelm the system, and diffuse weakness or even paralysis from the muscle atrophy is present. But most patients intact cognitively and appreciate the catastrophe. Rather horrendous situation. ...Read more

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Where are motor neurons found? What exactly do they do?

Where are motor neurons found? What exactly do they do?

Brain & spinal cord: Motor neurons provide connections for motor pathways which eventuate in our ability to move our muscles, walk and balance, and actively physically interact with our environment. This is simplistic as other nerve cells help refine and modulate all of these activities in a balanced fashion. ...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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What is motor neuron disease?

Motor neuron disease: Motor neuron disease is a group of poorly understood degenerative conditions of the nervous system. The one known most commonly is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as lou gehrig's disease. The disease causes the nerves supplying muscles in the spinal cord to die off gradually causing progressive weakness in the limbs and the face including swallowing muscles.There is no cure at this time. ...Read more

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What is motor neuron disease and how is it treated?

See below: Previously termed "lou gehrig's disease", the process destroys motor nerve cells and leads to muscle atrophy weakness, swallowing and breathing difficulties. The sole approved drug is Riluzole which may delay tracheostomy. Treatment is basically symptomatic and supportive, but patients succumb nonetheless. There is no cure. ...Read more

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How bad is neurons for you liver?

Neurons: Neurons are nerve cells & as such are neither good nor bad for your liver. ...Read more

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Not to sleep well damages your neurons?

Not to sleep well damages your neurons?

Functionality: Lack of adequate quantity and quality of sleep can impair the function of your neurons, but not so much the nerves themselves. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for motor neuron disease?

Is there a cure for motor neuron disease?

No: There is no cure for motor neuron disease. The prognosis depends on the type of motor neuron disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) is the most rapidly progressive. ...Read more

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Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Do only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine?

Yes: Yes, only dopaminergic neurons release dopamine, but there are several dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Dopaminergic neurons in midbrain are the main source of Dopamine in the mammalian cns. Losing these is associated with parkinson's disease. Dopamine neurons are involved with voluntary movement and other behavioral processes such as mood, reward, addiction, psychosis, and stress. ...Read more

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Can caffeine pills cause neurotxicity (neuron death)?

Can caffeine pills cause neurotxicity (neuron death)?

Maybe, if...: ... you're a lab rat being given huge doses. No evidence caffeine is "neurotoxic" in us. "Neurotoxicity" used as you are using it is like saying your car has "engine trouble": It's meaningless without a specific definition. Which nerves? We have a lot of different kinds. Timeline? Permanent or temporary? What is specific pathology? There are all kinds of qualifiers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about neurons and membrane potential help?

Can you tell me about neurons and membrane potential help?

Membrane potential: Hmm...you're 43, so it's not likely you're writing a term paper. All cells generate a membrane potential, plants too. Neurons have evolved to manipulate it to transmit information and activate muscles. I can't possibly cover this in 400 characters. Do a web search cross-referencing "neurophysiology" and "primer" and you'll probably find the information you seek somewhere. ...Read more