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Nervous System

Alzheimer's a brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
Cephalgia headache
Closed Head Injury A head injury in which the scalp and mucous membranes remain unbroken.
Depression partly linked to low levels of neurotransmitters among other factors
Meningitis inflammation of the meninges, especially of the pia mater and arachnoid, caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles
Cerebral Palsy a form of paralysis believed to be caused by a prenatal brain defect or by brain injury during birth, most marked in certain motor areas and characterized by difficulty in control of the voluntary muscles.
Multiple Sclerosis a chronic degenerative, often episodic disease of the central nervous system marked by patchy destruction of the myelin that surrounds and insulates nerve fibers
Parkinson's degenerative disorder of the central nervous system It results from the death by unknown causes of the dopamine-containing cells of the substantia nigra, which is a region of the mid-brain.
Peripheral Neuropathy a disease or degenerative state (as polyneuropathy) of the peripheral nerves in which motor, sensory, or vasomotor nerve fibers may be affected and which is marked by muscle weakness and atrophy, pain, and numbness
Seizure Disorder refers to a condition that occurs when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. When these brain cells are not working properly, a person's consciousness, movement, or actions may be altered for a short time
Spina Bifida a congenital neural tube defect in which part of the meninges or spinal cord protrudes through the spinal column, often resulting in neurological impairment
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