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Doctor insights on: Where Are Normal Microbiota Present Central Nervous System

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Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain. ...Read more

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Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


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Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. ...Read more

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How does aging affect the central nervous system?

How does aging affect the central nervous system?

Nervous system slows: The nervous system becomes slower to respond with age. ...Read more

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How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching college. This question is too general for 400 characters or less and I wouldn't want to take away one's opportunity to earn a grade (and an education fairly). ...Read more

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How can heroin affect the central nervous system?

How can  heroin affect the central nervous system?

Depressant effects: After the initial effects, heroin abusers may be drowsy for several hours. Mental function is also clouded by heroin's effects. Cardiac function slows, as does breathing, sometimes to the point of death. Heroin overdose is extremely dangerous due to these depressant effects on the cns. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can GHB affect the central nervous system?

Can you tell me how can GHB affect the central nervous system?

No: The precise mechanism of action of sodium oxybate is unknown. You didn't need someone on HealthTap to tell you that. You could have found it out quite easily yourself. It's the sort of information anyone can look up. The function of HealthTap is to apply medical reasoning to questions, not to spoon-feed posters facts that are accessible to anyone with a web browser. ...Read more

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What causes major inhibitory effects in the central nervous system?

What causes major inhibitory effects in the central nervous system?

Neurotransmitters: A balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters exist to facilitate normal bodily functions. The inhibitors are many, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, seratonin, dopamine, and these modulate the effects of the excitatory chemicals. ...Read more

Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more