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path ch 8 rev

pathology ch 8 nervous system - reversible

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Encephalitis a viral inflammation of the brain and meninges
Meningitis acute inflammation of the pia mater and arachnoid space
Brain abscess microorganisms lodge in the grey matter and spread to the white matter
Glioma the most common primary malignant tumor
Meningioma benign tumor arising from the arachnoid cells, accounts for 20% of all brain tumors
Pituitary adenoma tumor occurring in the sella turcica in the anterior lobe.
Epidural hematoma caused by acute arterial bleeding due to laceration of the medial meningeal artery
Subdural hematoma caused by venous rupture between the dura and meninges
Cerebral contusion may cause amnesia, injury to the brain caused by whiplash or blunt trauma.
Multiple sclerosis the most common demyelinating disorder affecting those aged 20-40
Senile dementia a gradual loss in neurons results in enlargement of the ventricular system of the brain
Alzheimer’s disease a diffuse form of progressive cerebral atrophy the develops at an earlier age than senile dementia
Huntington’s disease inherited condition predominantly affecting men consisting of dementia and involuntary rapid jerky movements
Parkinson’s disease a progressive degenerative disease characterized by a stooped posture, rhythmic tremor and stiffness.
ALS a progressive condition consisting or selective atrophy and loss of motor nerve cells
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