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  • Neurology Reports - 501 Words
    NEUROLOGY REPORT #1 This patient has been experiencing numbness and tingling in the left median nerve distribution. History and physical examination, EMG, and nerve conduction studies were consistent with left carpal tunnel syndrome. Decision was made to perform left median nerve decompression at the wrist to treat the patient’s symptoms and to prevent complications from median nerve compression. NEUROLOGY REPORT #2 HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS The patient is a 49-year-old...
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  • Neurology Study Plan - 316 Words
    Study Plan I initially thought that neurologists would be able to be delve into cognitive issues of neuroscience which I find interesting, but on seeing the specialty, I have come to realize a lot of neurology work is interesting stuff and more about muscles, nerves and neurons rather than thought processes. This is very true, The primary areas of research are movement disorders and demyelinating disease. Stroke has been somewhat neglected considering its prevalence (and morbidity/mortality)...
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    PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY CLINIC CONSULT_____________________ Patient Name: Grace Pereira PCP: Reed Phillips, MD Patient ID: 017990 DOB: 06/24/2007 Age: 7 Sex: F Date of Exam: 05/05/2015 Reason for Visit: Follow-up of behavior, patient accompanied by mother, records are unavailable. HISTORY: Grace a 7-year-old girl has a history of severe behavioral problems, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline mental retardation, and significant past medical history of congenital hydrocephalous...
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  • Neurology and Epilepsy Support Groups
    I chose to do my research on epilepsy. I have some knowledge of this sickness and I have found some interesting facts and more information that will help us as we prepare ourselves to become future educators. As we all know we will be faced with many students, and we must prepare ourselves with the terms, facts and the many learning abilities to fit the needs of the children for they our future. The more I continue to prepare myself, I am getting a clearer understanding how children lean and...
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  • Neuropsychology: Neurology and Movie Awakenings
    Running head: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY TREATMENTS Neuropsychology Treatments and Recovery Accuracy on Patience in the movie Awakenings Corey Allen Chubbs Bowie State University Neuropsychology Treatments and Recovery Accuracy in Patience in the movie Awakenings Introduction I choose the movie Awakenings, it was not my first choice but because of a prier incident I was forced to watch this movie. The psychological construct portrayed in the movie were neuropsychology treatments. Films that are...
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  • Artifical Intellgence: Brain Chips
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: BRAIN CHIPS When you think about Artificial Intelligence what thought first comes to mind. Robots maybe, would we ever think about Brain Chips being implanted into human brains? Sure, but how will Brain Chips plays a major role medically in are world’s future? In are near future, while we sleep they will transmit data directly from are brain to the computer and not miss a wink of sleep. Computer Interface is only the tip of the iceberg. Brain chips when they are...
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  • Paper on Dementia - 673 Words
    Dementia is a type of disorder that affects the central nervous system. It’s not a disease itself but a group of symptoms that characterize disease and conditions. It’s commonly defined as a decline in intellectual functioning that is severe enough to interfere with the ability to perform routine activities. It causes significant loss of intellectual abilities, such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning. Dementia‘s a general term that also...
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  • Epilepsy - 410 Words
    Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages Epilepsy means the same thing as "seizure disorders" Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person­to­person Epilepsy is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Many ...
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  • Ethics of end of life care
    Article 1 OST-149-04IN 8/25/13 Ethics on End Of Life Care Ethics often play a big role in end of life care in terminally ill people, such as the case of Hassan Rasouli, a man who was left with brain damage following surgery. Doctors determined that the man had no quality of life and that they had intended to remove him from life support measures...
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  • Wernicke Encephalopathy and Korsakoff Syndrome
    Wernicke Encephalopathy and Korsakoff Syndrome Rasheema Douglas School Of New Resources Wernicke Encephalopathy and Korsakoff Syndrome Wernicke Encephalopathy and Korsakoff Syndrome are the acute and chronic stages of the same disease abbreviated as (WKS). (WKS) is a memory brain disorder that can result if there is a very low amount of Vitamin (B1) or Thiamine entering to the...
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  • Brain Diseases - 1036 Words
    Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease is an age-related condition that affects a person's cognitive ability. Degeneration of healthy brain tissue is the most common cause. According to, the condition causes a loss of social and intellectual skills that eventually interfere with daily life. Symptoms include memory loss, disorientation and loss of judgment. There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, so treatment focuses on improving a patient's quality of life. advertisement...
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  • Dementia - 1043 Words
    Dementia Introduction Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction (in Latin 'dementia' means irrationality), which results in a restriction of daily activities and in most cases leads in long term need for care. Many diseases can result in dementia, the most common, Alzheimer's disease (, 2007). Description of Dementia “Dementia describes a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. Dementia symptoms may include asking the same...
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  • Huntington’s Disease - 360 Words
     Huntington’s Disease Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a hereditary neurological disorder of the central nervous system that causes progressive degeneration of cells in the brain. This degeneration causes the affected person to slowly loose the ability to move, communicate and think. People are born with this disease, but won’t develop symptoms until between the ages of 30 – 50. Although Huntington’s disease can be traced back to the Middle Ages, it was first described by American physician...
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  • Febrile Seizures - 1970 Words
    Febrile Seizures: What Every Parent Should Know By Herbert Macomber 1. What is a febrile seizure? Febrile convulsions (FC) or seizures (FS) are clonic or tonic-clonic seizures that most often occur in infancy or childhood, mainly occurring between four months and six years of age, with fever but without evidence of intracranial infection, antecedent epilepsy, or other definable cause. That is why they are often referred to as "fever seizures" or "febrile seizures." Most of the time when...
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  • Worst day of my Life
    It started as any other Saturday would-, get up early with the kids, eat breakfast, do laundry and clean the house. The phone rang at about ten and it was my mother, who at that time lived in West Virginia. Normally it would be the normal small talk since, on any given day, I would talk to my mom at least twice, so her calling that early wasn’t out of the “norm”. This time stated a little differently, instead of her starting a conversation with me, she asked for my husband. As I handed the...
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  • Patient Monitoring Devices Market Products & Equipments worth $22.2 Billion by 2018
    The “Patient Monitoring Device/ Equipment/System Market by Product (Blood Glucose, EEG, ECG, Capnography, Spirometer, Sleep Apnea, Pulse Oximeter, Fetal Doppler, Multiparameter, Remote, Weight, Temperature), End-user (Hospitals, Home) - Global Forecast to 2018” provides a detailed overview of the major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current market trends, and strategies impacting the global patient monitoring devices market along with the estimates and forecasts of the revenue...
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  • sudden illness - 374 Words
    Sudden Illness what is a heart attack? A sudden and sometimes fatal occurrence of ____________ ___________, typically resulting in the death of a part of a heart. symptoms of heart attack ? chest pain or discomfort shortness of breath __________ break out of cold sweats nausea _________________ or sudden illness first aid for a heart attack ! perform ________ call 911 Find ______ Convulsions What is a Convulsion? A convulsion is a ________,__________, irregular...
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  • Annotated Bibiliography - 656 Words
    Annotated Bibliography Bren, Linda. "Alzheimer's Searching for a Cure." FDA consumer Jul 2003: 18-25. ProQuest. Web. 23 Sep. 2013. This source is extremely valuable because of the way it describes the ways on how to improve the lifestyle of someone who is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. It also goes in depth talking about the ways doctors and scientists are attempting to find a cure for the disease. The text includes a multitude of pictures, and a few charts that help the author to...
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  • Dementia - 837 Words
    “The disease begins gradually: silent, like an animal stalking its night-time prey, it takes hold of its victim, and worsens with time.” (Buijssen,p15) Dementia is a ‘clinical syndrome characterized by loss of function in multiple cognitive abilities in an individual with previously normal intellectual abilities.’(Clare, p5) While dementia is a worldwide problem that has no cure, very few people recognize and understand the four major forms of it. The most common forms of dementia are...
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  • Oliver Sacks Awakening - 704 Words
    Dr.Oliver Sacks and His Awakening Experiment Dr. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist who took it upon himself to study disorders of the brain that are not quite easily explained. Disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), schizophrenia, Tourette’s, Alzheimer’s, and facial blindness have no known causes and the number of patients diagnosed with these illnesses is steadily increasing. Currently, Dr. Sacks is residing in New York where he is a professor of clinical neurology and psychiatry at...
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  • Dystonia - a Case Study Describing and Analyzing the Effects of Dystonia
    Dystonia, a neurological condition or movement disorder wherein the neurological ‘machinery’ controlling the relaxation of muscles that are not in use function inappropriately. Abnormal messages or signals are sent from the movement control centre of the brain to the muscles of the body; these irregular transmissions cause the muscles to contract and twist into involuntary spasms, uncomfortable positions or abnormal postures. Dystonia can affect many or single muscle groups in the body, also...
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  • Encephalitis Lethargica - 456 Words
    Encephalitis Lethargica Encephalitis lethargica or von Economo disease is an atypical form of encephalitis, or also known as the “sleepy sickness”. Encephalitis lethargica was first discovered and described by neurologist Constantin von Economo in 1917. This disease is known to attack the brain, leaving some victims in a statute-like condition, speechless, and motionless. Encephalitis lethargica was largely spread around the world between 1917 through 1928 and effected many people. Ever since...
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  • Current Event - 1099 Words
    Football players more likely to develop neurodegenerative disease, study finds By Nadia Kounang, CNN updated 4:38 PM EDT, Wed September 5, 2012 [pic] (CNN) -- Just hours before the 2012 NFL season kicks off, a new study suggests that professional football players are three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population. When researchers specifically looked at Alzheimer's disease and ALS -- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's...
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  • Global Cognitive Assessment and Training Market, 2013 - 2019
    Cognitive assessment and training is a formal assessment of one’s psychological functions and speed of information processing. This method of assessment helps an individual in assessing, defining and focusing on individual needs more efficiently. The analysis after cognitive assessment can be useful for various functions such as cognitive training of individuals, early detection of dementia among population and sports management. Based on the statistics provided by Alzheimer's Disease...
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  • Guillain Barre Syndrome - 586 Words
    Erika Crans Unit 4 Assignment 2 Dr. J April 13, 2015 GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROM Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. Instead of your immune system fighting of illnesses, it attacks the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves. The myelin sheath is destroyed, and the damage prevents the nerves from transmitting signal to the brain. It spreads very quickly and is considered a medical emergency in its most severe form. The syndrome...
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  • Conversion Disorder - 427 Words
     Conversion disorder is a disorder in which patients suffer from neurological symptoms, when in fact they have no explanation. Generally when diagnosed with conversion disorder the patient will complain of one sudden debilitating symptom. The symptoms of this disorder range from blindness and the inability to speak to paralysis and hemianesthesia. The symptoms of conversion disorder often reflect previous ailments experienced by themselves or of others. Symptoms of conversion disorder usually...
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  • Physiological Disorders - 2298 Words
    Physiological Disorders Assignment 1 For this assignment I am going to explain what Multiple Sclerosis and Vascular Dementia is as well as identify their signs and symptoms. Additionally I will be describing investigations that are carried out in order to diagnose these physiological disorders and identify any difficulties involved in the diagnosis. P1) Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a neurological condition, affects around 100,000 people in the UK and is most common is people aged 20-40 years old....
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  • My future job - 1155 Words
    Nowadays there so many different professions that one can be confused in choosing the perfect one for them. The development of certain branches of science and technology has led to the advancement of new skills. So, the profession that I want to dedicate my life to is a physician. The job of a doctor is one of the oldest and most prestigious professions. Medicine is constantly changing and adapting to the changing world. New diseases require new knowledge. In addition, knowledge and abilities...
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  • Awakenings Movie Project - 921 Words
    Awakenings Movie Report · Neurologist- a neurologist is a doctor who has trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Neurologists perform neurological examinations of the nerves of the head and neck; muscle strength and movement; balance, ambulation, and reflexes; and sensation, memory, speech, language, and other cognitive abilities. o Examples And Why They Are Examples § Dr. Malcolm Sayer · He is an...
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  • Neurological Disorders - 1107 Words
    Neurological Disorders (Diagnostic Studies) Learning Outcomes * Discuss the various diagnostic studies used in clients with neurological problems Diagnostic Studies A. X-ray of the skull and spine - used to rule out fractures, dislocations and curvatures of the spine 1. Preprocedure: * explain the purpose of the procedure; instruct the client to lie still 2. Post procedure: * no follow up is needed B. Lumbar Puncture (LP) - insertion of a...
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  • Neurological Disorders of the Newborn - 3032 Words
    When anyone plans on having a baby, one of the first things that comes to mind is the hope that the child will be born healthy. It is a perfectly reasonable desire, but what happens when the child is born with a neurological disorder? Neurological disorders in infants are a major concern in today’s society and methods of treatment need to be developed further. This paper will discuss some of the most common neurological disorders in newborns as well as touch on some of the rarer, but just as...
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  • Unit '3' Doc. (Social Security -&- Disability Law)
    TO: John Q. Thomas, Esq. (Supervising Attorney) FROM: William George (Paralegal) File No.: #PA13579 RE: Client Mickey McDivet’s Social Security Claim March 19, 2012 INTERNAL MEMORANDUM...
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  • Neuroprosthetics - 1580 Words
    NeuroProsthetics Clinical Training Course Description & Registration 2009 Axiobionics 800 552 3539 Columbus OH NeuroProsthetics NeuroProsthetics are devices that interact with and control the nervous system. They are designed to reproduce or substitute for neurological and physiological function that has been lost to injury or disease. Wearable electrical stimulation systems deliver impulses to peripheral nerves....
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  • Spinal Cord Injury - 981 Words
    Running head: SPINAL CORD INJURY Spinal Cord Injury Shannon G. Johnston, RN, CEN Liberty University Abstract There are many types of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Patients with SCI can symptoms that range from mild neurologic impairment (such as numbness and tingling of extremities or neck pain) to devastating total body paralysis depending on the extent of damage and where in the spinal cord the damage occurs. Management of airway, breathing and circulation are key with SCI patients, as...
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  • 237 Dementia - 1896 Words
     Unit 4222-237 Dementia awareness (DEM201) Outcome 1 Understand what dementia is. 1.Explain what is meant by the term `dementia`. The term `dementia` is often misunderstood and some people use terms `dementia` and `Alzheimer`s` interchangeably ,thinking that they are one and the same thing.The `Alzheimer`s Society defines dementia as an umbrella term that is used to describe the symptoms that occur whenthe brain is affected by certain diseases or conditions.Symptoms of dementia...
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  • neuroanatomy guide - 259 Words
    Neuroanatomy Project Imagine that you are working in a neurology clinic. One of the neurologists tells you that as his or her practice is expanding, he or she is having difficulty meeting the education needs of his or her patients. Part of this problem is explaining the basic neuroanatomical structures to the patients in layperson's language so that they understand their diagnoses and their underlying neurological impairments. The neurologist asks you to create a written guide for the...
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  • Epilepsy: Seizure and Accurate Time Adjustment
    "Epilepsy is a nervous system disorder that produces sudden, intense bursts of electrical activity in the brain. This abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes seizures, which may briefly upset a person's muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness." My definition of Epilepsy is pretty much the same; however, I would not have used the word briefly as it makes it sound so short lived. Seizures can last anywhere from a few seconds up to a few minutes. To get an accurate time...
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  • Cerebral Palsy - 380 Words
    Cerebral palsy CP is a disorder of aberrant control of movement and posture, appearing early in life secondary to a CNS lesion or dysfunction that is NOT a result of a progressive or degenerative brain disease. In other words, CP is caused by a static brain dysfunction (also called static encephalopathy). It is believed that CP is due to a defect in a developing brain, a lesion that may have had its onset in prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal period. Thus, causes of CP may be manifold....
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  • Senior Exit - 1205 Words
    Neurodegenerative Diseases: Are They Any Less Important? Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Cancer Society, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and Stand Up 2 Cancer are a few widely known associations among the public and the medical community. These foundations make substantial monetary contributions towards the never-ending fight against cancer. There is no doubting that this is a terrible disease in which the body’s cells divide much too rapidly often causing malignant tumors that can...
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  • S.A.P - Alzheimers Quiz - 268 Words
    Alzheimer’s Disease Quiz 1. T F 1 in 11 Canadians over 65 has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. 2. T F Current medications can cure Alzheimer’s and stop it from progressing 3. T F 75% of Canadians with Alzheimer’s are women. 4. T F Having Challenges in Planning or Solving Problems and Decreased or Poor Judgement skill are not symptoms of Alzheimer’s or related dementias. 5. T F The earlier the treatment, the more benefits and treatment possibly are available. 6. Within 5 years, as...
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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: By Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks wrote a collection of narratives titled, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, we see the suffering of those with neurological diseases, their attempts to cope with these diseases and the conclusions that Sacks makes on their conditions. Sacks is the physician in these narrative stories that tell about his studies of the person behind neurological deficits. Sacks’ interests are not only in the disease itself but also in...
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  • Alzheimer S Disease Memo
     Alzheimer’s Disease Case Study Kathleen Voves HCS/245 February 1st, 2014 Sheela Alvarado Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting at least six months (Deirdre, Blanchfield, & Longe, 2006). At first Alzheimer’s disease will destroy neurons in parts of the brain that control memory. As these neurons stop functioning, the short-term...
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  • batten down the hatches - 900 Words
    Batten down the hatches: The disease that affects the world The human body is a very complex and specific aspect of the world today. Batten disease can alter the entire human body as we know it. If you are diagnosed with batten disease that’s- When things go Astray. This disease is a very rare neurodegenerative disorder that affects 1 out of 2 of every 100,000 births(Batten Disease Information Page,2012). The disease affects the brain by creating a build-up of fat and proteins in a...
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  • Lou Gehrigs Disease - 1581 Words
    Epilepsy Approximately 1.4 to 2.7 million people across the United States experience one of many seizure disorders. Epilepsy stems from the nervous system and is considered a disorder of the brain which is characterized by brief, intermittent disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain resulting in seizures. For the brain to function properly, a balance between excitation and inhibition must be present. Epilepsy can result from a birth defect, infection of the...
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  • Feasibility Analysis - 660 Words
    Saede Salem Blanc (9/18/11, 4:30 P.M.) Business A240 Feasibility Analysis My goal (potentially and hopefully) as a physician, is to start my own business by opening up my own neurology practice. The purpose of the following Feasibility Study is to act as a preliminary evaluation to see whether, as a board-certified neurologist, opening up my own practice would be a potentially viable business idea. The Business Idea * As a neurologist owning my own practice, business revenue...
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  • Brain Stem - 742 Words
    Brain stem is considered to be one of the most primitive parts of the brain that is crucial to human survival. As thoroughly explicated by most scholars and anatomist throughout the centuries, it regulates the most fundamental physiological activities of the human body which are essential for maintaining and sustaining life. This is how each function is utilized in medical practice to define death through different research and experiments. Brain stem regulates alertness, arousal, breathing,...
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  • unit 2 study guide
    NU 545 Unit 2 Study Guide 1. Review the anatomy of the brain. Which portion is responsible for keeping you awake, controlling thought, speech, emotions and behavior, maintaining balance and posture? 2. Know the function of the arachnoid villi. 3. Where is the primary defect in Parkinsons disease and Huntingtons? 4. What is the function of the CSF? Where is it produced? Where is it absorbed? 5. Review blood flow to the brain. 6. What is the gate control theory of pain? 7. Know the...
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  • Alien Hand Syndrome - 397 Words
    Alien Hand Syndrome This is a proposed neurological disorder that is characterized by the affected person’s own hand or hands that seemingly have taken over its own free will or mind of its own.. It happens when someone your hand moves alone. they are not in control of it as if it isn’t part of the body. It is believed that it is a result from a brain surgical intervention, in treatment of worst cases of epilepsy. Some reports would also say that this condition can be acquired after a...
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  • Oliver Sacks - 762 Words
    The world can be perceived in many different ways. The blind, the deaf, children, adults, teenagers, parents, all “see” the world in a different way. It is an author’s job to convey how he “sees” the world to his readers. Oliver Sacks does this quite well. Through his use of analogies and other rhetorical strategies, Oliver Sacks greatly enhances the reader’s view of a newly sighted man’s life and in turn, the reader’s view of the world. In the beginning of “To See and Not See,” by Oliver...
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  • Neurological Disorders - 2525 Words
    Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint...
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  • Alzheimer’s Day - 440 Words
    Alzheimer’s Day E.V. Ramakrishnan is a bilingual writer who has published poetry and criticism in English and Malayalam. He is the author of three books of poetry, publishing each after symmetrical intervals of fourteen years: Being Elsewhere in Myself (1980), A Python in a Snake Park (1994) and Terms of Seeing: New and Selected Poems (2008). He is also the author of a landmark book of translations of modern Indian poetry. ‘Alzheimer’s Day’ highlights the pain and anguish of a man who could...
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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
    General Psychology 2301 Fall 2009 Pathology of Select Neurological Diseases “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” written by Oliver Sacks, is a book of case studies in which individuals with neurological dysfunctions are described. “Hippocrates introduced the historical conception of disease, the idea that diseases have a course, from their first intimations to their climax or crisis, and thence to their happy or fatal resolution.” (Sacks, Preface vii). The cases...
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  • febrile sezure - 2376 Words
    Febrile seizure A febrile seizure, also known as a fever fit or febrile convulsion, is a convulsion associated with a significant rise in body temperature. They most commonly occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years of age. They are more common in boys than girls. Signs and symptoms During generalized febrile seizures, the body will become stiff and the arms and legs will begin twitching. The child loses consciousness, although their eyes remain open. Breathing can be...
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  • Epilepsy - 974 Words
    Epilepsy Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. Causes Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in repeated, unpredictable seizures. (A single seizure that does not happen again is not epilepsy.) Epilepsy may be due to a medical...
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  • Neuro Case Studies - 2156 Words
    | Neuro Case Studies | Pathophysiology case study week 7: Neurological Question #1 Brett reached into a clogged snow blower to clear the chute while it was still running. He completely severed one finger and partially severed another on his left hand. After lengthy surgery to reattach his fingers, he has regained much of his motor ability but has lost some of his sensory function. What factors are involved that affect the regeneration of Brett’s neurons and neuron function?...
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  • What Is Hydrocephalus? - 1166 Words
    Hydrocephalus September, 2005 What is Hydrocephalus? The term hydrocephalus is derived from two words: "hydro" meaning water, and "cephalus" referring to the head. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the ventricles (fluid-containing cavities) of the brain and may increase pressure within the head. Although hydrocephalus is often described as "water on the brain," the "water" is actually CSF, a clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal...
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  • Causes and Effects of Parkinson's Disease
     Causes and Effects of Parkinson's Disease Name ENG 124 College of Health Sciences, Bahrain Date Abstract Understanding Parkinson’s disease would help those who have to deal with and take care of the patients. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the literature regarding this disease. The paper discusses what Parkinson’s disease is and what the causes and effects are. Furthermore, The paper contends that lack of dopamine, genetic and environmental...
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  • Depression - 390 Words
    Joe Smith Sheryl Harris English 1101-Annotated Biliography 20 Septemper 2011 Depression and pain: An Annotated Biliography Snapp, Dr. Cathrine. Personal Interview: Tallahassee September 20 2011. Doing my interview with Dr. Snapp i asked the following questions; what is depression, h what causes depression and can a person overcome depression. In Response Dr. Snapp s stated that depression is a chemical...
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  • Hcr220 Checkpoint Determining Diagnosis Code Categories
    Checkpoint: Determining Diagnosis Code Categories Determine a diagnosis code category for the following case studies and explain the rationale for your selections: * A 32-year-old pregnant woman comes into your Urgent care department. She is experiencing increased fatigue, dizziness, dehydration, and vaginal bleeding. * Since this is a pregnant woman, her symptoms would be coded as complications to the primary condition of pregnancy. Therefore, it would be coded under: *...
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  • Neurological Disease Hd - 1090 Words
    Robbie Shell Mr. Pletcher Anatomy Honors 11/26/12 Neurological Disorder There are many neurological diseases and disorders that affect the nation’s population. Many go unnoticed while others have severe symptoms. One such disease is a neurological disorder called Huntington’s disease or HD. Huntington’s Disease is a neurological disorder that affects the brain by forming abnormal brain cells that do not function correctly this disease is incurable and how it spreads is unknown....
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  • Acoustic Neuroma - 974 Words
    Eldon Fobbs Burrell Honors Anatomy Physiology Fall Semester Acoustic Neuroma. Something I’ve never heard of, you probably have. The eighth cranial nerve, which will be referred to as the auditory nerve for simplicity, consists of the cochlear and vestibular divisions. These two divisions, running from the inner ear to the brain, are responsible for transmitting information about hearing and maintaining balance, ...
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  • Study Guide - 357 Words
    NU 545 Unit 2 Study Guide 1. Review the anatomy of the brain. Which portion is responsible for keeping you awake, controlling thought, emotions and behavior, maintaining balance and posture? 2. Where is the primary defect in Parkinsons disease and Huntingtons? 3. What is the function of the CSF? Where is it produced? Where is it absorbed? 4. Review blood flow to the brain. 5. What is the gate control theory of pain? 6. What are the two types of fibers that transmit the nerve action...
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  • Pharm Notes - 421 Words
    The Fabry Disease PNR-140 Clinical April 20, 2013 Mrs. Tunner The Fabry Disease The Fabry Disease is a hereditary disorder, caused by the lack of or faulty enzyme needed to metabolize lipids, fat-like substances that include oils, waxes, and fatty acids. The enzyme is known as ceramide trihexosidase, also called alphagalactosidase A. The mutation of the gene causes a build up to harmful levels in the eyes, kidneys, autonomic nervous system, and cardiovascular system. It is an x-linked...
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  • Hepatic Encephalopathy - 782 Words
    Hepatic encephalopathy The brain is the major organ of the nervous central system and the center of control for the whole body, voluntary and involuntary activities. It’s located usually near the sensory organs for such senses as vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell. Also it is responsible of the thought, memory, emotions and language. The brain is the most complex organ of the body. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works in a fast and...
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  • AUTISM ESSAY - 366 Words
     Autism Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and it’s associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in 1 in 500 individuals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997). Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Researcher’s from all over the world...
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  • The Brain on Love - 1620 Words
    The article “The Brain on Love” by Diane Ackerman was a very interesting read. The idea of “feeling felt” stood out to me because in my experience, there is nothing greater than having someone feel the same way about you as you do them. We spend our entire lives looking for someone who will give us these neurological pick-me-ups and try to stay clear of those who will cause us mental pain. I was also surprised to find that social rejection and physical pain affect the same area of the brain....
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