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Does drinking a small amout (4-6 drops) of another person's urine cause brain damage to a teen boy???

Does drinking a small amout (4-6 drops) of another person's urine cause brain damage to a teen boy???

Uh, no...but...why?: Notwithstanding the close to impossible likelihood the urine was highly concentrated with a neurotoxin (in which case the donor would probably be dead) a couple of drops won't do anything. Interestingly, a gazillion years ago, doctors used to taste urine to see if it was sweet. If it was, it had glucose in it, which was suggestive of diabetes mellitus. Thank goodness for urine dipsticks... ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Does heavy drinking always cause brain damage?

Does heavy drinking always cause brain damage?

Alcohol can damage: Alcohol can cause brain injury for chronic drinkers. If you are having trouble with chronic drinking you should consult yoiur doctor and ask for a referral to a detoxification program before brain damage becomes obvious. ...Read more

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Could drinking kill brain cells and cause brain damage?

Could drinking kill brain cells and cause brain damage?

Afffect nerve fibers: Most prominent changes associated with alcohol consumption involve myelinated massive bundles of nerve fibers that interconnect neurons in different regions of the brain. Loss of memory, slowed thinking, impaired problem solving and decision making are especially vulnerable to damage caused by alcohol consumption, because it disrupts white matter connections to the cerebral cortex and deep brain. ...Read more

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Does underage drinking cause brain damage? How severe? Please be detailed and straightforward

Does underage drinking cause brain damage? How severe? Please be detailed and straightforward

Not directly: Long term consumption of alcohol can cause brain damage. Most of the problems come from nutritional deficiencies and damage to the liver and heart. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking too much to kill brain cells and cause brain damage?

Is it possible for drinking too much to kill brain cells and cause brain damage?

Yes: Excessive alcohol consumption clearly leads to brain cell injury and , over time, can lead to a type of brain damage called encephalopathy. It can also lead to seizures ("rum fits"). This kind of drinking causes damage to other parts of the body as well. Primarily, the liver and kidneys. It can cause anemia and depress the immune system. Brain injury occuring while drinking leads to a worse outcom ...Read more

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Can binge drinking cause brain damage?

Can binge drinking cause brain damage?

Yes.: Either directly by its toxic effect, or indirectly by encouraging behavior leading to head injury. ...Read more

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Will one isolated incidence of acute intoxication (10+ standard drinks) cause permanent brain damage in a youth with no previous binge drinking habits

Will one isolated incidence of acute intoxication (10+ standard drinks) cause permanent brain damage in a youth with no previous binge drinking habits

Growing brain: Brain is still growing in teenagers and young brain provided given the correct nutrition can heal the damage. Do a cleanse to heal liver and gall bladder. Acute intoxication is a transient phenomenon. Intensity of intoxication lessens with time, and effects eventually disappear in the absence of further use of the substance. Recovery is therefore complete except where tissue damage exists. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

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