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A sensory abnormality that produces a tingling sensation.

Paresthesia

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A progressive, degenerative disorder affecting motor neurons of the spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebral hemispheres.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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A rare condition in which the brain fails to develop at levels above the mesencephalon or inferior part of the diencephalon.

Anencephaly

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A disorder that affects voluntary motor performance and arises in infancy or childhood as a result of prenatal trauma drug exposure, or a congenital defect.

Cerebral Palsy

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A change in pupillary size in response to changes in light intensity; a decrease in receptor sensitivity or perception after chronic stimulation; physiological responses that produce acclimatization.

Adaptation

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Pain that is felt in a location other than where the pain originates.

Referred Pain

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A temporary or permanent loss of memory.

Amnesia

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A disorder resulting from degenerative changes in populations of neurons in the cerebrum, causing dementia characterized by problems with attention, short-term memory, and emotions. A progressive CNS disorder marked by the loss of higher-order cerebral functions.

Alzheimer Disease

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Loss of the ability to store new memories.

Anterograde Amnesia

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An inherited CNS disease marked by a progressive deterioration of mental abilities and by motor disturbances.

Huntington Disease

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Loss of both past memories and the ability to consolidate new memories as a result of a head injury.

Post-Traumatic Amnesia

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Loss of memory of past events.

Retrodrade Amnesia

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A psychological disorder marked by pronounced disturbances of mood, thought patters, and behavior.

Schizophrenia

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A progressive loss of memory, spatial orientation, language, and personality as a consequence of aging.

Senile Dementia

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A total loss of sensation.

Anesthesia