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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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What would cause loss of white matter in the brain in 3 years time? I have comparison pics in my profile

What would cause loss of white matter in the brain in 3 years time? I have comparison pics in my profile

GENERIC RESPONSE: Loss of "white matter" could be associated with multiple brain lesions, such as MS, vasculitis, CADASIL, but also may be due to solvent exposure, glue sniffing, and best that we review your films to give you a more precise answer. Also, useful, is description of your symptoms. Maybe better using inbox consult. ...Read more

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What can we do to stop young girls from focusing on their body image > brain?

What can we do to stop young girls from focusing on their body image > brain?

Change society: Society values body image & athletic prowess over mental & artistic capability. Until society changes its priorities, we will continue to struggle in raising our children to value their brain over their brawn. But for those of us w/children, we should make every attempt to praise their mental & artistic achievements and encourage more of the same but not at the expense of obesity. Balance is key! ...Read more

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They have found a large black spot on the back of my brain and said i had a decrease in csf. What can this mean! please help i can send pic. ?

They have found a large black spot on the back of my brain and said i had a decrease in csf. What can this mean! please help i can send pic.
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1000 words: Pictures are worth a thousand words as the saying goes. Your question cannot be answered absent viewing of the images which inspired your question. ...Read more

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I often have the image of have sex with god in my brain which make me feel really guilty and suffer but i can't control my brain.What is the problem?

I often have the image of have sex with god in my brain which make me feel really guilty and suffer but i can't control my brain.What is the problem?

OCD?: This is possibly an ocd symptom, which is a brain glitch. I can understand the guilt feeling triggered, although you aren't guilty. Thre are therapies and medications that can help you resolve this mental tic. Consider seeing a therapist who specializes in ocd. ...Read more

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When is the contrast needed in a head mri? If i prefer to skip it, will this be a good enough image to rule out brain legions for balance issues?

When is the contrast needed in a head mri? If i prefer to skip it, will this be a good enough image to rule out brain legions for balance issues?

Increase sensitivity: Contrast gives more information and increases the yield of the MRI scan. It will light up areas where the "blood brain barrier" has been disrupted- such as in infection, inflammation and certain types of tumors. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with absence of the septum pellucidum/hydrocephalus at age 24. I have brain MRI pic. Congenital or acquired? SOD symptoms. No link please.

Diagnosed with absence of the septum pellucidum/hydrocephalus at age 24.  I have brain MRI pic. Congenital or acquired? SOD symptoms. No link please.

Congenital, either : from agenesis of septal leaflets at 7-8 weeks gestation when optic nerves & other structures involved in septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) also form, or from destruction of the septum by enlarged ventricles caused by brain malformations that obstruct flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which begins in the 4th ventricle ~ 12 weeks. SOD is caused by prenatal alcohol/drug use, mutant genes, etc. ...Read more

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I had a ct scan of my brain today.Is it normal to have a graph over top of the imagine then the next image without the graph shows a bright white spot?

I had a ct scan of my brain today.Is it normal to have a graph over top of the imagine then the next image without the graph shows a bright white spot?

What????: Would you strike out into the wilderness with no camping or hiking experience, & having never looked at a topographic or hiking map? And then you take a first look at the map and are immediately confused? So what do you do? Post a question on HikeTap? This is analogous, except the knowledge gap in medicine is way, way wider. Just relax and wait for the report. ...Read more

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