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Review of Diseases 5


Bell's Palsy disorder of 7th cranial nerve causing temporary weakness and paralysis on one side of face; takes several months to resolve
Sciatica pain, munbness, weakness or tingling from low back into legs following the sciatic nerve
epilepsy chronic disorder of brain; recurrent seizures - repetitive abnormal electrical discharges from brain
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis chronic, progressive, degenerative neuromuscular disorder that destroys motor neurons; Lou Gehrig disease
Huntington disease inherited progressive degenerative neuro disease resulting in physical and mental decline
Cerebral concussion brief loss of consciousness following a head injury
cerebral contusion bruising of the brain
epidural hematoma collection of blood between dura mater and skull
stroke vascular injury to the brain causing sudden loss of neurological function
migraine headache familial disorder marked by episodes of severe throbbing headache commonly unilateral
meningitis inflammation of the meninges, spinal cord or cerebrospinal fluid
encephalitis inflammation of the brain
transient ischemic attack temporary impairment of neuro function due to brief interruption of blood supply to a part of the brain TIA
Created by: cskinner