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What are the effects of encephalitis on the hypothalamus?

What are the effects of encephalitis on the hypothalamus?

Varies: If encephalitis spreads to the hypothalamus it is hard to predict, because there are many nuclei or "centers" in the hypothalamus that do very different and sometimes opposite functions. For example some people with encephalitis lethargica slept constantly while others could not fall asleep at all, because different nuclei were affected. ...Read more

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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What are the effects of cocaine on the brain?

What are the effects of cocaine on the brain?

Cocaine is dangerous: Cocaine (either snorted as powder or smoked as crack) produces a powerful high, that users describe as very pleasurable. It has multiple effects on the brain, interfering with neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin, dopamine and others preventing them from being reabsorbed. It also affects other organs, and can trigger heart attacks and strokes, as well as kidney failure. Be careful. ...Read more

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What are the effects of androgens on the body?

What are the effects of androgens on the body?

Androgens: I presume you are a man. Androgens should only be prescribed if your testosterone is low. Before prescribing your doctor will also order a set of labs that could also be abnormal with a low testosterone. If all your exams and labs are normal DO NOT TAKE any androgens. Yes you will feel great and stronger but the long term effects won't be pleasant. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bulimia on the voice?

What are the effects of bulimia on the voice?

Laryngitis and more: If repeated vomiting is part of your bulemic spectrum, then exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hyper-metabolism on the body?

Weight Loss: Hypermetabolism, or increased metabolic rate, means you are burning more calories than you are taking in. This may be due to exercise, hyperthyroidism, cancer, serious injury, infection, stress, taking amphetamines or hormonal problems. Ultimately, the result is weight loss and if the weight loss is prolonged, it is called cachexia, the extreme emaciation of people who are near death. ...Read more

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What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

See below: Inflamation of the lining causing bleeding, ulcers, occasional malabsortion. It there is liver disease, there may be swelling of certain blood vessels and bleedimg temdencies. ...Read more

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What are the effects of steroids on the heart?

What are the effects of steroids on the heart?

Different things...: Steroids can cause high blood pressure. It can cause water retention and worsen congestive heart failure in moderate to high doses. Rarely high dose steroids used for a extended length of time can cause weakening of the heart muscle and is known as steroid induced cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

What are the effects of hypotension on the kidney?

Acute Injury: Hypotension or low blood pressure can cause underperfusion of the kidney leading to acute kidney injury or acute tubular necrosis. Speak with your physician about these possibilities. ...Read more

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What are the effects of filoviruses on the human body?

What are the effects of filoviruses on the human body?

Hemorrhagic fever: Good question. Filoviruses are a group of viruses, some of them can cause hemorrhagic fever in primates and humans, examples are the genus Ebolavirus which has several species causing Ebola, & the Marburgvirus genus (rarer), with only two species of concern. For a good discussion of the subject see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filoviridae with links to both Ebola and Marburg types. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

Varies: Vast majority will have no symptoms with maternal infection and do fine. Of babies who do have congenital infection they may have low birth weight, rash, small head size, enlarged liver or spleen reaction, seizures, small head size, retardation, inflamed retina (eye) and vision loss or may seem fine at birth but present late with hearing loss, coordination problems or retardation. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stroke on brain?

What are the effects of stroke on brain?

Stroke: Lack of blood supply to brain tissue either by ischemic stroke of hemorrhagic stroke cause deprivation of oxygen supply. This cause permanent damage of the brain substance causing neurological deficit. With time damaged brain turns into necrotic substance.Finally dead tissues desolves and replaced by brain fluid. ...Read more

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What is the effect of opium on the brain?

What is the effect of opium on the brain?

Sedation!: Morphia the goddess of sleep ?! Opium sedates the higher centers of the brain indirectly reducing anxiety and reducing pain receptor and alertness centers ...Read more

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What is the effect of opium on the brain?

What is the effect of opium on the brain?

Relaxation, Sleep...: Progressive anhedonia (you don't care), pleasure, and lastly a craving for more.... ...Read more

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What are the effects of Down syndrome on the mind?

What are the effects of Down syndrome on the mind?

Down syndrome: Most have intellectual disabilities in the mild to moderate range ( iq 50-70 to iq 35-50 ), speech delays, fine motor skills are delayed, epilepsy & alzheimers disease likely later on. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chemotherapy on the lymphatic system?

What are the effects of chemotherapy on the lymphatic system?

Nothing major: Chemo drugs typically do not effect the lymphatic system. So it is not anything to worry about. These drugs typically lower the white cells, mostly neutrophils but spare the lymphocytes. ...Read more

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What is the effect of malaria on t-cells?

What is the effect of malaria on t-cells?

Little to none: The malaria parasite infects red blood cells, not white blood cells, of which t cells are a sub-type. Having malaria should have little direct effect on t cells however there can be some indirect effect simply from being sick with fever. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypertension on the kidneys?

What are the effects of hypertension on the kidneys?

Big but preventable: Uncontrolled hypertension slowly damages kidneys and is a leading cause of kidney disease. An early sign is spillage of protein into the urine and later the blood level of creatinine starts to rise. Good blood pressure treatment works well to protect the kidneys and other organs from damage. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cyber-bullying on the bully?

What are the side effects of cyber-bullying on the bully?

Not sure: Because bullys often have little remorse, i don't know about side effects. It is an interesting and a little bit of a confusing question. The southern poverty law center offers great material as part of their teaching tolerance movement. ...Read more

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What were the effects of Chernobyl on the health of the people in the area?

What were the effects of Chernobyl on the health of the people in the area?

Minimal: Most were evacuated almost immediately. A few workers developed bone marrow suppression and died. The workers that shielded the doomed plant were well protected with no known problems. Long term studies have show no increase in nearby folks of thyroid cancer or leukemia. The area is now uninhabited and being taken over by unchecked nature. ...Read more

Hypothalamus (Definition)

An area of brain that deals with maintenance of homeostasis throughout the body. Important for temperature, appetite, weight regulation, coordination with other areas ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more