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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 wolf-parkinson-white-heart syndrome.?

What is wolf-parkinson-white-heart syndrome.?

Heart problem: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is a disorder of electrical conduction of the heart. Patients with WPW can have rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and very rarely sudden cardiac death. The tachycardia can be treated by medications. The abnormal conduction is due to an extra electrical pathway (bypass tract) in the heart. There are techniques to destroy the extra pathway that will cure wpw. ...Read more

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What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Fast heart rate: This is a syndrome of having a specific type of fast heart rate related to having an abnormal connection of cells between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. WPW can usually be cured by a procedure called ablation, where the abnormal band of tissue is gently burned away. ...Read more

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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 pseudo-gout?

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What is pseudo-gout?

Pseudogout: Its an inflammatory arthritis caused by deposit of calcium into your joint. Typically affects the large joints but can affect your ankle as well as joint in your foot. ...Read more

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What is opsoclonus/myoclonus?

What is opsoclonus/myoclonus?

Rare: Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by unsteady gait, intention tremor myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms), and opsoclonus (irregular, rapid, horizontal and vertical eye movements). Other symptoms may include dysphasia (difficulty speaking), dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), lethargy, irritability, malaise. It occurs in viral illnesses and tumors. ...Read more

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What is Parkinson's disease?

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What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson: Rigidity such as stiff neck, tremors, and slow movements are part of parkinson. It involves the part of the midbrain called Substantia nigra. ...Read more

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What is electrohomiopathy?

What is electrohomiopathy?

Electrohomeopathy??: That sounds like some non-medical thing some person or group is trying to sell to the public. Stick with real medicine. ...Read more

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What is pseudo Parkinson's disease?

What is pseudo Parkinson's disease?

Not Parkinson's: Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain characterized by slowness of movement, rigidity of muscles and is caused by a deficiency of Dopamine in the brain. Many drugs such as the anti-psychotics can cause a parkinson's-like picture, as can some severe infections and metabolic disorders. I believe the term is more of a lay term than what is truly found in medical books. ...Read more

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What is hyphotiroidism?

What is hyphotiroidism?

Underactive thyroid: Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid does not make enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid is located in the front of the neck. It controls metabolism and basically can affect any organs in the body. There are many causes for hypothyroidism and there are treatments available to treat it. It can be diagnosed through history, physical exam and lab testings. Any doctor can test for it. ...Read more

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What is hyperteleorism?

What is hyperteleorism?

Eyes set far apart: It's simply a name we give it. If it's not extreme, it's usually just you. Sometimes it's part of a recognizable pattern of a birth defect and help the team find what it is. ...Read more

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What is pseudotumorcerebreii?

What is pseudotumorcerebreii?

Pseudotumor: Pseudotumor cerebri refers to a relatively rare and rather poorly understood condition in which there is either excessive spinal fluid production or obstruction to flow. The common incredient is increase cerebrospinal fluid pressor, which causes headaches, can cause disturbance of vision by pressure on the optic nerve, and can cause balance problems and incontinence. ...Read more

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What is dopamine?

What is dopamine?

Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular maintenance, and it has effects on kidney blood flow. It is sometimes administered by a physician in situations where a person is critically ill and is needed for cardiovascular support. ...Read more

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What is amantadine?

What is amantadine?

Duel Purpose: Amantadine is a medication approved to treat the flu and is used as an anti-parkinson agent. There are a number of psychiatric side effects including psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and confusion. Recent evidence suggests it is not as effective as previously reported in the treatment of the flu or in reducing parkinson's symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hyperkinesis?

What is hyperkinesis?

Hyperactivity.: Hyperkinesis, from it's greek root, means excessive movement. Though it can be used to mean excessive muscular movement due to conditions of the nervous system, it is usually is used to describe overactivity or restlessness in children. It is categorized as a disturbance of activity and attention, characterized by restlessness, short attention span, mood swings, and impulsivity. ...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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What is leukodystrophy?

What is leukodystrophy?

Childhood: This is a class of hereditary disorders affecting the white matter of the brain mainly presenting in childhood. The diseases may vary in extent and pace, but often affect walking, cognition, and may be associated with epilepsy. More information may be found on mayo clinic site or www.Aan.Com. ...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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