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obsessive-compulsive disorder disorder characterized by intruisive, unwanted thoughts causing repetitive acts/rituals
transient ischemic attack sudden deficient supply of blood to the brain lasting a short time
evoked potential studies group of diagnostic tests to determine brain function in presence of particular stimuli
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progressive muscle atrophy caused by hardening of nerve tissue on lateral spinal cord
lumbar puncture insertion of needle into subarchnoid space usually between L3 and 4 to remove CSF
palsy paralysis of localized area; most common in facial muscles paralyzed on one side
shingles viral infection of peripheral nerves/erupts as painful skin blisters along nerve tract
sciatica inflammation of sciatic nerve producing pain that extends from thigh to toe
cerebral aneurysm type of cerebral vascular disease where blood vessel that supplies the brain becomes dilated due to a weakening of its wall
epilepsy disorder in which main symptom is seizures
seizures sudden attack with involuntary series of contractions(synonymous with convulsions)
Parkinson's disease "chronic" degenerative disease of the CNS. symptoms include tremors/shuffling gait
concussion "jarring/shaking" that results in an injury
verebrovascular accident interruption of blood supply to the brain caused by a cerebral thrombosis, embolism, or hemorrhage
Alzheimer's disease disease characterized by early senility,loss of recongnition of person, confusion
coma state of profound unconsciousness
multiple sclerosis "degenerative" disease characterized by sclerotic patches along brain/spinal cord
syncope fainting/sudden loss of consciousness caused by lack of blood supply to cerebrum
Created by: dstradling