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Ch10- Pathologic Con

The Language of Medicine-8th Edition

hydrocephalus abnormal accumulation of fluid (CSF) in the brain
Spina Bifida congenital defects in the lumbar spinal column caused by imperfect union of vertebral parts
Alzheimer Disease (AD) brain disorder marked by gradual and progressive mental deterioration with personality changes and impairment of daily functioning
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) degenerative disorder of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem
epilepsy chronic brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizure activity
huntington disease hereditary disorder marked by degenerative changes in the cerebrum leading to abrupt involuntary movements and mental deterioration
multiple sclerosis (MS) destruction of the myelin sheath on neurons in the CNS and its replacement by plaques of sclerotic tissue
myasthenia gravis (MG) autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by weakness of voluntary muscles
palsy paralysis (partial or complete loss of motor function)
Parkinson disease degeneration of neurons in the basal ganglia, occuring in later life and leading to tremors, weakness of muscles, and slowness of movement
tourette syndrome involuntary, spasmodic, twitching movements;uncontrollable vocal sounds, and inappropriate words
Created by: fergy