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What parts of the body are impacted by multiple sclerosis?

What parts of the body are impacted by multiple sclerosis?

Arms, legs, vision..: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that damages the central nervous system {the brain, spinal cord, and optic (eye) nerves}. Ms symptoms can be mild, such as numbness in the arms or legs, or can be severe, such as loss of vision. Symptoms can come and go, with the severity and progress of symptoms being hard to predict. Different patients can have different types of symptoms. ...Read more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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What parts of the body are affected by shingles?

What parts of the body are affected by shingles?

Shingles: Shingles affects specific nerve roots. Hence they can be seen anywhere - the most common is the thoracic region. They can also affect the Head, eye as well. In the cervical and lumbar rethey will cause a rash and pa9n in the distribution of that nerve level. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are affected by hypnotism?

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What parts of the brain are affected by hypnotism?

Hypnosis: Studies using MRI showed that in highly susceptible subjects there were increase in brain activity in anterior cingulate gyrus and left side of prefrontal cortex. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are affected by THC?

What parts of the brain are affected by THC?

Pot: Pot use does harm to the brain & body. Refer to the diagram for details. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are first affected by shock?

What parts of the body are first affected by shock?

Totally depends on : type: septic, hemorrhagic/hypovolemic, cardiogenic, anaphylactic, neurogenic, metabolic, pulmonic. The end commonality in all is that you get vascular dilation so severe that the blood pressure ultimately bottoms out and you don't get perfusion to critical organs causing multi organ system failure. In the ICU we give patients pressors to maintain their BP. The brain & heart take the biggest hits. ...Read more

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What systems of the body are affected by Parkinson's disease?

What systems of the body are affected by Parkinson's disease?

Disease of misfolded: Proteins, affecting numerous neurotransmitters, especially a Dopamine deficit. Main brain systems include basal ganglia (especially substantial nigra), but also dorsal vagal nucleus, locus ceruleous, and pallidum. But we are now finding areas of pathology in the gut (meissner's plexus), so this may be more systemic than we used to think. ...Read more

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What are the areas of the body affected by retinoblastoma?

What are the areas of the body affected by retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma: It is important to understand the genetic implications of this cancer as it is commonly inherited, and if you are a survivor, you need to know your chances of passing it to your offspring. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are most affected by my bulimia?

What parts of the body are most affected by my bulimia?

All: Bulimia sometimes is associated with inducing vomitting and laxative use. These may result in loss of your body electrolyte which in turn could affect your heart and other organs. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are affected by bell's palsy?

What parts of the body are affected by bell's palsy?

Facial nerve: Bell's palsy is defined as unilateral (one side) paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve, which controls facial movement. Patients have droopy face on that side. There may also be loss of taste and more sensitive hearing on same side. ...Read more

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Which parts of the nervous system exactly are affected by epilepsy?

Which parts of the nervous system exactly are affected by epilepsy?

The brain: Nearly any part of the brain, controlling motor activity, consciousness, sensation and thinking can be involved. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are most likely affected by alzheimer's disease?

What parts of the brain are most likely affected by alzheimer's disease?

Medial temporal lobe: Alzheimer's starts in the hippocampus and the medial temporal lobe. In end-stage alzheimer’s there is widespread atrophy. Early onset alzheimer’s (<65 years old) has a different presentation. There is usually some mild hippocampal atrophy, but the most striking finding is parietal atrophy, with atrophy of the posterior cingulum and the precuneus. The hippocampus can be normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What parts the of the nervous system that are affected by down syndrome?

What parts the of the nervous system that are affected by down syndrome?

Down's Syndrome: This syndrome has multiple physical effects, but the primary part of the nervous system affected is the brain. Intellectual development will be limited, and so will judgment, attention span, etc. Learning will be slow. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/3c4rwpl. ...Read more

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What parts of the brain are most commonly affected by huntington's disease?

What parts of the brain are most commonly affected by huntington's disease?

The basal ganglia: Hundington's disease is a disease which destroys the part of the brain called the basal ganglia which is important for controlling movement. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the nervous system?

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What are the different parts of the nervous system?

Nervous System: Brain, Spinal cord, Nerves, Sensory organs such as the eyes & ears, and Ganglia. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Ketamine: Ketamine acts on NMDA receptor )N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors). They are present throughout the cerebral cortex and are also present in the hippocampus. However, its known that glutamate receptors are diffusely present throughout at least half of all neural tissue. ...Read more

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

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Which parts of the brain are affected by ketamine?

Ketamine: is a NMDA receptor antagonist as potential analgesics in the management of chronic pain. It inhibits a neural communication between the thalamus and the cerebral cortex as a general anesthetic agent. Long-term abuse can lead to paranoia, depression and In high doses can cause unconsciousness and death. ...Read more

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What are the cells of the body that are attacked by hiv?

What are the cells of the body that are attacked by hiv?

Many different types: Langerhans cells in skin and mucosa are involved in picking up the virus. The main target are cd4 type t-lymphocyctes and destruction of these cells causes immune deficiency. Macrophages and corresponding glial cells in the brain are also affected. Immune deficiency predisposes many other cells to infections. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of a neuron?

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What are the different parts of a neuron?

Neurons: Same as other cells, plus axons & dendrites. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more