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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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What is petimal?

What is petimal?

Petit mal seizures: Petit mal (absence) seizures are 'staring spells' — which are a brief, sudden lapse of consciousness. Absence seizures are more common in children than adults. Compared with other types of epileptic seizures, absence seizures appear mild-- but can be dangerous. Children with absence seizures have to supervised while swimming etc. Teenagers may be restricted from driving. A good neurologist is key. ...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 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 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 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 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 sids?

What exactly is sids?

See below: Sudden infant death syndrome is an unexplained sudden death of a baby usually in there sleep.As causes such as sleeping position and botulinus contaminated honey have been discovered, the number of deaths has decreased. Usually occurs under 12months of age. ...Read more

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What is microcephaly?

What is microcephaly?

Small head.: Literally means small head in greek. It suggests that one's head is smaller than 97-99% of one's peers in age/sex. It is frequently associated with neurodevelopmental delay and lower IQ scores. ...Read more

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What exactly is cerebral palsy? How is it diagnosed?

What exactly is cerebral palsy? How is it diagnosed?

Not Dx by lab tests: Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement and posture related to a static brain injury. It is diagnosed clinically by physical findings.There are no "lab tests" for CP although many CP patients have other issues that require testing and treatment. ...Read more

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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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What is aphasia?

What is aphasia?

Language Problem: Aphasia is the loss of language function due to a problem in the brain. Depending on the type people loose the ability to express themselves or have problems understanding spoken or written language. When the problem is primarily with the motor process of producing the words, while comprehension and formulation are intact, it is a speech problem. ...Read more

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What is holoprosencephaly?

What is holoprosencephaly?

Holoprosencephaly: Holoprosencephaly is a serious central nervous abnormality where the brain does not form normally. It can be associated with chromosomal abnormalities which causes newborns to die, such as trisomy 13. ...Read more

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What is leukomalasia?

What is leukomalasia?

Leukomalacia: Leukomalacia: softening or destruction of the white matter of the brain. Brain tissue that surrounds fluid-filled parts of the brain (ventricles) is destroyed. It tends to occur mainly in premature or newborn babies who have been deprived of oxygen or have poor blood flow to parts of the brain. Intrauterine infections and premature membrane rupture tend to predispose infants to this condition. ...Read more

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Is it know what way is autism inherited?

Is it know what way is autism inherited?

No: There are many types of autism presentations as well as inheritance. For some indiv there are actually identified genetic abn(pku untreated is autism), some inheritance is of genetics for abnormal enzyme function, (poor digestion of certain proteins)for many at most a vulnerability is inherited. ...Read more

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What is MRV of brain? What is purpose and what does it show?

What is MRV of brain? What is purpose and what does it show?

Magnetic: Resonance Venography(MRV) is a specialized type of MRI that is specifically tailored to visualize the intracranial venous system and venous sinuses. ...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 love?

What is love?

A small word: with a universe of meanings. "In love" is an obsessive infatuation. It feels great but it's overrated as being 'true love.' Mature love is different. The object of love is priceless, greater than your most valuable possession. But you don't cling or control- you want the beloved to have the best, even if it costs you. The great teachers agree: Love yourself and love the other just as much. ...Read more

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What is love?

Good luck!: Philosophers and theologans, and lovers have debated that for centuries. When you get a good answer, let me know. ...Read more