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Huntington's chorea

progressive inherited degenerative disease

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Hyrdocephalus

condition of which an excessive amt of cerebrospinal fluid is produces or the flow or cerebrospinal fluid is blocked

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Meningitis

inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord

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Migraine

sensitivity to light or sound=photophobia

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Lou Gehrig's disease, no know cause, has muscle wasting spasm, and eventually paralysis

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TENS unit

a device tht is used to control chronic pain

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

examination-test that examines the CSF macroscopically for clarity and color, microscopically for cells, and chemically for proteins and other substances

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Lumbar Puncture

the cerebral spinal fluid can be examined by first doing a lumbar puncture (LP)

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Computed Axial tomography (CAT, CT scan)

procedure that uses x-rays to create many individual,, closely spaced images-slices

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EEG

electroencephalography -procedure to record the elctrical activity of the brain

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Babinsk's sign

neurologic test where the outside of the foot from the heel to the toes is stroked with an instrument to check for injury to the parietal lob or spinal nerve

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Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

numerical scale that measures the depth of a coma scale-3 to 15- eye opening, motoe and verbal response following a painful stimulus

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Lumbar Puncture (LP)

procedure to obtain cerebrospinal fluid for testing

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Romberg Test

test balance, stand with feet together and closed

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Laminectomy

surgical procedure to treat a herniated disk

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Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

numerical scale that measures the depth of a coma scale-3 to 15- eye opening, motor and verbal response following a painful stimulus