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Common Conditions and Diseases of the Nervous System

Alzheimer's disease chronic mental disorder of dementia and progressive disorientation
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) degeneration of the spinal cord and muscular weakness and atrophy
aphasia unable to speak
asthenia loss of strength, extreme weakness
astrocytoma tumor of the brain or spinal cord
ataxia loss of muscle coordination
Bell's palsy one-sided facial paralysis
bradykinesia slow movement
brain tumor intracranial mass that can be benign or malignant
cephalgia headache
cerebral palsy (CP) nonprogressive paralysis resulting from defect or trauma to the brain at the time of birth
cerebrovascular accident (CVA) stroke, loss of blood supply to an area of the brain, loss of function depends on location and size of damage in the brain
chorea involuntary twitching of muscles
coma abnormal deep sleep
concussion injury to the brain from a blow or impact from an object
contusion injury to the brain causing bruising to the brain
convulsion severe involutary muscle tremors
craniocele protusion of the brain from within the skull
degenerative disc disease wearing away of invertebral disc causing spinal stenosis
dementia progressive impairment of the thought process and loss of memory
dysphagia impairment of speech
encephalitis inflammation of the brain due to disease
encephalocele protrusion of the brain through the cranial cavity
encephalosclerosis hardening of the brain
epidural hematoma mass of blood in the space outside the dura mater of the brain and spinal cord
epilepsy disorder of the brain with convulsive seizures and a loss of consciousness can occur
Guillain-Barre Syndrome acute progressive disease affecting the peripheral and spinal nerves
hematoma mass of blood or swelling of the brain
hemiparesis loss of movement on one side of the body
Huntington's chorea disease of the CNS with progressive dementia and involuntary movements of parts of the body
hydrocephalus accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain
insomnia inablitiy to fall or stay asleep
meningioma slow growing tumor in the meninges of the brain
meningitis inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord from microorganisms
meningocele congenital hernia, meninges protrude through an opening in the spinal column or brain
multiple sclerosis (MS) inflammatory disease of the CNS with extreme weakness and numbness
myasthenia gravis severe muscular weakness and fatigue
narcolepsy chronic uncontrolled desire to sleep
neuritis inflammation of a nerve or nerves
neuroblastoma malignant hemorrhagic tumor that begins in the brain
Parkinson's disease chronic disease of the nervous system with tremors, weakness, rigidity, and shuffling gait
Reye's syndrome acute encephalopathy and organ damage from a viral infection
skull fracture trauma causing bone fractures that may lead to temporary or permanent brain tissue damage
sleep apnea periods of apnea during sleep
spina bifida congenital defect, spinal cord is pushed out through an opening in the vertebra
subdural hematoma mass of blood forming beneath the dura mater of the brain
transient ischemic attack (TIA) temporary interference with the blood supply to the brain, may cause numbness, dizziness, and hemiparesis
Created by: kate8686