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Central nervous system

Epilepsy A neurologic disorder involving sudden and recurring seizures
Adjunct A drug used with another drug
Restless lag syndrome (RLS) An over powering urge to move the legs, especially at rest.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) A neurologic disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulivity, and distractibility.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) A degenerative disease of the motornerves; also called Lou Gehrig's disease.
Dyskinesia Impairment of the power of voluntary movement
Parkinson's Disease A neurologic disorder chartacterized by akinesia, resting tremor, and muscle rigidity.
Seizures Abnormal electrical discharges in the Cerebral Cortex caused by sudden, excessive firing of neurons; result in a change in behavior of which the patient is not aware.
Ataxia Irregular muscle movement.
Anticonvulsant Drugs used to control seizures.
Dysphagia Difficulty in swallowing.
Multiple Scerosis (MS) An autoimmune disease in which the myelin sheaths around nerves degenerate.
Alzheimer Diease A degenerative disorder of the brain that leads to progressive dementia and changes in personality.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
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