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What is inflammation of the brain?

What is inflammation of the brain?

Cellular reaction: The white cells in our body react to toxic agents in a process that results in inflammation. Toxic material in bacteria, viruses, foreign tissue, etc can set off this inflammation. In the brain this can occur focally in an abscess, in brain cells as encephalitis, in the lining of the brain as meningitis, or any combination of these. Spinal fluid or brain biopsy best documents this inflammation. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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What is the cause of brain tumor?

What is the cause of brain tumor?

Most are random: All tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations that give a growth advantage to clones of cells. Most strike at random without clear environmental risks. A few familial syndrome (turcot's, neurofibromatosis, von hippel-lindau, lifraumeni, some rarities) feature increased risk for one or more types of brain tumors. If you have a brain tumor, nothing that you did caused it. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What is the cause of Brain tumor?

What is the cause of Brain tumor?

Dumb luck: A few genetic syndromes put people at increased risk for brain tumors. Beyond this, we almost never find a cause. Tumors result from random mutations that become propagated. No one's to blame. Scientists who build careers by demonstrating new truths have failed to identify anything credible. The cell-phones claim has no rational or empirical basis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the effect of optic atrophy?

What is the effect of optic atrophy?

OPTIC ATROPHY: Dominant optic atrophy: most patients have no associated neurologic abnormalities, although nystagmus and hearing loss have been reported. The only symptom is slowly progressive bilateral vision loss, usually mild until late in life there are multiple types and etiologies of optic nerve atrophy. ...Read more

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What is paralysis of the brain?

What is paralysis of the brain?

Have no clue: This is not a medical diagnosis or an accepted neurological condition. ...Read more

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What is the causes of brain tumor?

What is the causes of brain tumor?

Most are not known. : There are many causes of brain tumors. The most common are from spread of another cancer to the brain. Other causes are generic or environmental. ...Read more

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What is dysphasia of the brain?

What is dysphasia of the brain?

Dysphasia: Dysphasia refers to the neurological symptom, usually after a stroke in which the left hemisphere (the speech center) has been damaged and results in a difficulty either understanding or speaking language. There are various types: in some, the patient may not be able to make sense of what he hears, but can talk; in others, the patient understands, but can't find the words to say what s/he means. ...Read more

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What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

What is the cause of atrophy of the breast?

Many: hormones/weigh: There are many causes or breast atrophy but the two primary causes or hormone changes or weight loss. This is most common with cessation of lactation. Atrophy can be caused by implants as well. ...Read more

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What is concussion of the brain and what is the treatment?

What is concussion of the brain and what is the treatment?

Injury to the brain: Concussion must be defined by the immediate reaction to brain injury. Most common is injury in sports. Alteration is awareness, disorientation, confusion, or even loss of consciousness is necessary to define concussion. Frequently there is also incoordination, clumsiness, visual distortion, inability to walk, poor balance, etc. A thorough evaluation must be done and recovery plan made. ...Read more

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What is the apergia part of the brain?

What is the apergia part of the brain?

No such thing: Tterr is no brain part that is called the apergia in english. ...Read more

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What is the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

What is the function of the frontal lobe of the brain?

Frontal lobe: The frontal lobe is Betty functions including: motor control, expression of memory and identification of smells and odors are many of the functions of the frontal lobes of the brain. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of MRI of the brain and the orbit?

What is the purpose of MRI of the brain and the orbit?

That depends: Basically to better evaluate the brain and orbits than you would see with a ct scan. Subtle findings are better seen with an mri- and it is frequently ordered after a negative ct scan. The combo 'brain and orbits' MRI is often ordered by physicians looking for signs of multiple sclerosis ( i would ask your doctor why they ordered it ). ...Read more

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What are the causes of brain atrophy?

What are the causes of brain atrophy?

Age : Brain atrophy is common in the elderly population. If the atrophy is pronounced may be secondary to dementia. It is not specific of any particular condition. ...Read more

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What is the cause of alzheimers?

What is the cause of alzheimers?

Many causes: Try Alzheimer's.org - they have nice details. Abnormal levels of a bad protein called AB42 in oligomer form along with hyperphosphoryated tau. TDP-43 and abnormal progranulin levels and others may also play a role in some cases. Inflammation is pivotal. Genetics defects can be in coding for an enzyme that forms AB42, or one that helps clear it from the brain. ...Read more

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What is calcification of the brain tissue?

What is calcification of the brain tissue?

Depends where: Excess calcium deposited in the tissues, usually sufficient that it can be seen on a ct scan. Whether it is a problem depends, in part, on where there is calcium. Calcium in the choroid plexus and pineal regions is a normal part of aging, for example. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of TB of brain.

Complicated!: Presently have a patient with TB of the brain this child had vp shunt placed after biopsy of mass with concurrent quad TB meds regimen! very complicated and chronic presentation ! good luck ! ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of a stroke in hypothalamus?

What is the prognosis of a stroke in hypothalamus?

Guarded, but depends: The hypothalamus is a critical region and a stroke-either hemorrhagic or ischemic can have profound symptoms. It depends on the extent and size of the stroke. If there is coma as a symptom, the prognosis is not as good. ...Read more

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What is the character of brain tumours?

What is the character of brain tumours?

Depends: I'm not sure what you're asking. Some brain rumors are benign, cured by surgery, such as meningioma. Others are malignant but with a slow growth pattern, such as low grade astrocytoma. Others are rapidly growing, usually fatal, such as glioblastoma multiforme. Brain tumors can also be metastatic from other sites, such as a spread of lung or breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the color of brain cells?

What is the color of brain cells?

Grey: Brain cells have a neutral grey appearance in the living person. Interconnections between these cells can be grey or whitish due to an insulating layer termed myelin. But the cells from which these connections arise are neutral grey. ...Read more