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Human Body Central Nervous System Diseases & Nerve Disorders

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Central Nervous System diseases affect millions of Americans. Diseases of the nervous system can range from the nerve disorder that causes Tourette's to the serious CNS disease of Alzheimer's. What diseases affect the central nervous system? Central Nervous system disorders aren't something to take lightly. CNS disorders can seriously affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerve endings in your body. Feel free to use this list as a starting point to make your own medical diseases flash card list. Diseases of the central nervous system are horrible but there are other diseases you should be aware of. One for example is AIDS which is sexually transmitted and you can see more information about that at the aids symptoms page. Another one that affects so many people is Chrone's Disease which you can find the symptoms of at the Chrone's disease page. Finally, take a look at the most common illnesses as its much more likely that you may be affected by one of those.
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Huntington's disease is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Central Nervous System Diseases & Nerve Disorders
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Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to mental decline and behavioral symptoms. Symptoms of the disease can vary between individuals and affected members of the same family, but usually progress predictably. The earliest symptoms are often subtle problems with mood or cognition. A general lack of coordination and an unsteady gait often follows. As the disease advances, uncoordinated, jerky body movements become more apparent, along with a decline in mental abilities and behavioral symptoms. Physical abilities gradually worsen until coordinated movement becomes difficult. Mental abilities generally decline into dementia. ...more on Wikipedia

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Klüver–Bucy syndrome is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Central Nervous System Diseases & Nerve Disorders
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Klüver–Bucy syndrome is a syndrome resulting from bilateral lesions of the anterior temporal lobe. Klüver–Bucy syndrome may present with hyperphagia, hypersexuality, hyperorality, visual agnosia, and docility. ...more on Wikipedia

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Locked-in syndrome is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Central Nervous System Diseases & Nerve Disorders
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Locked-in syndrome is a condition in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes. Total locked-in syndrome is a version of locked-in syndrome wherein the eyes are paralyzed as well. Fred Plum and Jerome Posner coined the term for this disorder in 1966. Locked-in syndrome is also known as cerebromedullospinal disconnection, de-efferented state, pseudocoma, and ventral pontine syndrome. ...more on Wikipedia

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Multiple sclerosis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Central Nervous System Diseases & Nerve Disorders
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Multiple sclerosis, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks or building up over time. Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances. While the cause is not clear, the underlying mechanism ...more on Wikipedia

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