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CS252 Neurological

quick neurological blackboard flashcards

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A stroke is caused by: Ischemic or hemorrhagic lesions to a portion of the brain, resulting in damage or destruction of brain tissue
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) is characterized by: Weakness, loss of motor control, difficulty speaking, and cramping
Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases characterized by: Progressive muscle weakness, and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscle fibers
Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive motor system disorder characterized by: Tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability
The disease that involves inflammation of certain nerve cells, followed by demyelination (the destruction of the myelin sheath), is known as: multiple sclerosis
The term 'myoclonus' can be defined as: Temporary, involuntary twitching or spasm of a muscle or group of muscles
The term Bell's palsy can be defined as: One-sided facial paralysis with an unknown cause, characterized by the inability to close the eye, pain, tearing of the eyes, drooling, hypersensitivity to sound, and impairment of taste
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