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Olfactory

Sense of smell process

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Optic

Related to vision or sense of sight

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Acoustic or auditory

Sense of hearing process

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Hypoglossal or sublinqual

Related to under the tongue

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Aneurysm

A weakened, dilated, and ballooned part of a vessel

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Aphagia

Related to without eating or swallowing

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Aphasia

Related to without speech

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Asthenia

Related to loss of strength

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Ataxia

Related to without muscular coordination

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Atonia

Related to without muscular tone

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Bradykinesia

Related to slow voluntary movement

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Epilepsy

Process of a chronic brain disorder characterized by seizures and loss of consciousness

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Grand mal

A type of epileptic seizure involving sudden loss of consciousness and tonic muscular contractions

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Petite mal

A type of epileptic seizure involving a milder and briefer epileptic seizure that resembles daydreaming

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Hemiparesis

Half or one-sided remarkable/weakness

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Hemiplegia

Half or one-sided paralysis

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Multiple sclerosis

Condition of a chronic inflammatory disease involving many areas of grey matter hardening which results in numbness, tremor, poor coordination, paresis, speech issues, visual disturbances etc.

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Parkinson's disease

A chronic nervous system disorder characterized by shuffling gait, paresis, frustration, muscular rigidly, poor equilibrium, tremors, and nausea

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Postictal

Confusion following a seizure

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Quadriparesis

Remarkable weakness of all four limbs

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Quadriplegia

Paralysis of all four limbs

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Stroke

Brain tissue death due to insufficient O2

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Transient ischemic attack

A miniature stroke in which the blood supply within a vessel lumen leading to the brain narrows or becomes blocked with plaque

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Cerebrovascular accident

A hemorrhagic stroke