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What is pre-alzheimer's?

What is pre-alzheimer's?

Same as MCI: It is working in progress. Mild cognitve impairment, pre alzheimer's, syndromal alzheimer's are very similar but it is not clearly defined. Dementia is very broad term and alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. ...Read more

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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older ...Read more


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What is delirium?

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What is delirium?

Delirium: Delirium is with acute onset & change in level of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is parkinsons?

What is parkinsons?

PD summary: Parkinson disease is a disease where cells in the brain that produce a chemical called Dopamine start to die. We don't know why. When you lose enough (~66%), you start to show the symptoms which include tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement, and balance problems. There can also be "non-motor" symptoms such as constipation, depression, and fatigue. Movement disorder neurologists treat this. ...Read more

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What is parkinson's?

What is parkinson's?

Parkinsons: Parkinsons is a condition that affects movement of the muscles. It is caused by loss of cells within part of the brain called the substantia nigra. Common symptoms include muscle rigidity, resting tremor, slowness of movement, and sometimes unexplained falls. Some people may have more of a tremor than others, these symptoms may not affect everyone the same way. ...Read more

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What is encephalomyelitis?

What is encephalomyelitis?

Childhood illness: Acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis occurs mainly in children following an upper repiratory tract infection (75%) or vaccination, and causes fever, headache, imbalance, double vision. It is less common in adults who may have limb weakness and tingling. 70% have full recovery. However, there are questions whether this may herald multiple sclerosis later on. ...Read more

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What is prosopagnosia?

What is prosopagnosia?

Facial recognition: Inability to recognize faces. Usually occurs with damage or deficit of the fusiform gyrus in the temporal lobe. ...Read more

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What is phantosmia?

What is phantosmia?

Phantosmia: Phantom smell also called olfactory hallucination and associated with epilepsy, Parkinson's, schizophrenia, just to name a few illnesses. ...Read more

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What is depersonalisation?

What is depersonalisation?

Depersonalization : Depersonalization is defined as a loss of a sense of personal identity; especially a psychopathological syndrome characterized by a loss of identity and feelings of unreality or strangeness about one's own behavior. Depersonalization can be a symptom a person who has an anxiety disorder experiences. It is sometimes seen in other mental illnesses as well. ...Read more

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What is neurosyphilis?

What is neurosyphilis?

Bad stuff: Neurosyphilis occurs when the brain and spinal cord become infected from treponema palladium, the syphilis spirochete. The outcomes include dementia, sometimes termed "general paresis", and tabes dorsalis, a bad spinal cord outcome. Diagnosis is facilitated by spinal fluid analysis, and lengthy antibiotic treatment may reverse much of the damage. ...Read more

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What is probable alzheimers?

What is probable alzheimers?

Consistent picture: Gold standard might implicate a pet scan showing classical metabolic changes in appropriate brain areas. Spinal fluid studies would confirm the disorder. The clinical picture develops without other explanation. Mental status testing reveals progressive declines without reversal. ...Read more

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What exactly is hypersexuality?

What exactly is hypersexuality?

Increase: Is an increase in desire/drive or a preoccupation with sex. May exhibit as thoughts, sexual comments or sexual behavior. It is an increase from that person's norm. Thus, it is idiosyncratic. Can include someone engaging in sex with multiple people when they typically don't or it can be a heightened need for sex with the same person. ...Read more

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What is encephalitis?

What is encephalitis?

Inflammation: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. This can be seen after viral infections. ...Read more

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What is hypermnesia?

What is hypermnesia?

If I remember,: This is abnormally vivid and/or complete detailed memory of past events. Enhancement of memory function (hypermnesia) under hypnosis and in some pathological states can cause it to seem to happen. It is difficult to prove since longitudinal research is costly. ...Read more

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What is ego-dystonia?

What is ego-dystonia?

Inconsistent behavio: A condition in which a persons actions, thoughts and behavior are not consistent with patients personality. In short, a lie. Politicians live by this. ...Read more

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What exactly is haloperidol?

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What exactly is haloperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol): Is an old antipsychotic agent that blocks Dopamine receptors in the brain & releaves psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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What is paludism?

What is paludism?

Paludism: Paludism is malaria. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/paludism

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What is presenile dementia?

What is presenile dementia?

Early onset dementia: Presenile dementia refers to dementia occurring in younger persons, usually age 65 or younger; since most cases are due to alzheimer's disease, the term is sometimes used as a synonym of dementia of the alzheimer type, early onset. ...Read more

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What is the diencephalon? What is its function?

What is the diencephalon? What is its function?

See below: https://www.boundless.com/physiology/textbooks/boundless-anatomy-and-physiology-textbook/central-nervous-system-12/the-diencephalon-119/functions-of-the-diencephalon-644-6500/

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What is aphasia?

What is aphasia?

Speaking trouble: Aphasia is a generic inability to properly speak. There are 3 basic types: 1. Receptive: can't understand speech. 2. Expressive: can't produce speech (can't speak). 3. Conductive: a mix of inability to speak and/or understand speech. ...Read more

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