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Multiply sclerosis (MS)

Chronic disease of CNS in which mylelin is destroyed

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Neuralgia. Must know

Group of disorders commonly known as nerve pain. Occurs in nerves of face

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Parkinson disease must know

Motor system disorder that slowly progressive and degenerative

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Sciatica

Occurs when sciatica nerve is damaged

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Stroke must know

Occurs when brain cells die from lack of blood flow. Also called CVA cerebral vascular accident. TIA trams ischemic attack. Mini stroke

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Gillian Barre Syndrome

Immune system attacks part of PNS. Usually has a sudden and unexpected onset

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Bell's palsy must know

Facial muscles are weak or paralyzed

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Brain tumors and cancer. Must know

Abnormal growth in the brain. Brain tumors w/ cancerous cells are malignant. Malignant tumors that starts in any tissue of the brain are called primary brain cancer. Those that start elsewhere and spread to the brain are 2nd brain cancers

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Epilepsy & seizures. Must know

Parts of the brain gets a burst of electrical signals that disrupts normal functioning. Seizures may be petit (partial) or grandmal (generalized)

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Fatal disorder characterized by degeneration of nerves in spinal cord and brain

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Chronic tension headache

Happens daily last for wks or months

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Migraines

Most severe. Hormones may affect migraine

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Meningitis. Must know

Inflammation of the meninges. 2types of menegitis. Viral-can be treated. Bacteria very difficult to control

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Alzheimer's disease. Must know

Progressive degenerative disease that occurs in the brain