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Nervous system

neurologic conditions

Alzheimer disease / AD brain disorder; gradual deterioration of mental capacity
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / ALS degenerative motor neuron disease
cerebral palsy permanent disorder of motor function
epilepsy chronic brain disorder marked by recurrent seizures
multiple sclerosis / MS progressive; destruction of myelin sheath on neurons & replaced by sclerotic tissue
Parkinson's disease degenerative neurologic disorder; produces tremors & muscle rigidity
Tourette syndrome involuntary, spasmodic, twitching; uncontrolled voice sounds
Huntington disease hereditary nervous disorder; personality changes & uncontrollable jerking of arms, legs, and face
hydrocephalus abnormal accumulation of CSF in the brain
spina bifida congenital defect; incomplete closure of one or more vertebrae; spine contents protrude in external sac
cerebral concussion temporary brain dysfunction after injury
cerebral contusion bruising of brain tissue from direct trauma to the head; may lead to permanent brain injury
cerebrovascular accident / CVA disruption in normal blood supply to the brain; stroke
Created by: mdbley