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1
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Baldness or loss of hair, mainly on the head

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Alopecia

2
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Dimness of vision without apparent physical deficit or disease

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Amblyopia

3
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A sensation that sometimes comes before a migraine headache or seizure; may include sensations of movement or discomfort or emotions

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Aura

4
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Illness in which the patient goes back and forth between opposite extremes; the most notable bipolar disorder is manic-depressive disorder, which is characterized by extreme highs and lows in mood

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Bipolar disorder

5
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Disorder of the nervous system in which abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes involuntary effects (e.g.,seizures)

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Epilepsy

6
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Inability to sleep, difficulty falling or remaining asleep

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Insomnia

7
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Severe headache, usually accompanied by vision problems and/or nausea and vomiting, that typically recurs

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Migraine headache

8
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Pain along the course of a nerve

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Neuralgia

9
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Abnormal electrical discharge in the cortex of the brain, affecting certain functions

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Partial seizures

10
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Describes something that is located in or relates to the back of the body

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Posterior

11
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Pain in the trigeminal (side of face) nerve

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Trigeminal Neuralgia