Flashcards in Degenerative CNS Disorders Deck (10):
degenerative. Deterioration in mental capacity
degenerative. deterioration in mental capacity, progressive degeneration of neurons in the brain. Amnesia, apraxia, agnosia.
loss of memory
inability to properly use familiar objects
inability to receive and understand outside stimuli
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
aka Lou Gehrig disease. degenerative disease of the motor neurons leading to loss of muscular control and death
degenerative. hereditary disease with uncontrollable jerking movements and progressive loss of neural control.
multiple sclerosis (MS)
degenerative. destruction of myelin sheath (demylination) leading to muscle weakness, unsteady gait, and paresthesia (odd sensations of tingling, stinging, etc), extreme fatigue, and some paralysis
degenerative. disease with muscle weakness. Cant be treated to avoid the overproduction of antibodies that block neurotransmitters from sending proper nerve impulses to skeletal muscles