Flashcards in Module 8 (part of test 3) Deck (51):
A seizure is a _____, _____ change in the neurological function?
T/F All seizures imply that the person has Epilepsy?
What is the pathophysiology of Epilepsy? An excessive______?
focal Neuronal Discharge
Epilepsy is characterized by stimulation of what muscle group?
A person with epilepsy can be provoked into having a seizure by?
Why does a person having a seizure loose consciousness?
The "Awake" center of hypothalamus gets depressed
What precedes a Seizure?
An Aura can be an unusual _____, visual ______ or just a person becoming ______?
What are the 2 categories of Grand Mal Seizures?
Why does someone having a seizure sometimes experience an "epileptic cry"
Dilated pupils, generalized muscle rigidity, and loss of consciousness describes what phase/category of a Grand Mal Seizure?
Clonic Grand Mal seizures are seen as ______ movements with ________ contractions of limbs.
How long does a Grand Mal Seizure last?
What symptoms can follow a Grand Mal Seizure?
A petitie-mal seizure is termed a?
A person appears to be _____ ______ with a petite-mal seizure?
What is the term for a repeated seizure in a short period of time without full recovery?
What do you administer to a person experiencing Status Epilepticus?
A person experiencing status epilepticus can become ______/______ and suffer from permanent brain damage?
What should you do if someone has a seizure?
A stroke is caused by?
decreased blood supply to the brain
TIA stands for?
Transient Ischemic Attack
What is a precursor for a Stroke?
What medication is used to reduce edema in stroke patients?
When can we do elective dental treatment on a patient who has experienced a stroke?
6 months after episode
What stroke medication inhibits platelet action?
What stroke medication inhibits the action of vitamin K?
NSAID's block the ___ enzyme and reduces ______?
Can we use epinephrine in our LA for a stroke patient?
Yes- cardiac dose
Parkinson's involves a decrease in ______ secretion?
A patient with parkinson's will have muscle _______ as well as ______ movements and a _______ posture.
What one symptom is a hallmark for Parkinson's?
tremors while not moving
What is the therapy for parkinson's?
What is the MOST common drug used for parkinson's?
What drug is used in conjunction with L-dopa to make sure the dopamine doesn't convert before it reaches the brain?
What parkinson's drug is used to relieve stiffness and tremors and now restless leg syndrome as well?
Requip (dopamine agonist)
Azilect is a drug that does what?
Reduces dopamine breakdown
Azilect is a type of ________ inhibitor?
Alzheimer's is a _______ degeneration?
Alzheimer's affects ages _______ and over and has a familial pattern ______% of the time?
Alzheimer's is a degeneration of the _______ neurons and the neurotransmitters _______ and ________?
What is the most common autoimmune disease of the nervous system?
MS is a chronic/continuous ________ of neurons?
Patients with MS may experience _______ mouth?
What disease is commonly known as Lou Gehrig Disorder?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS
ALS is a ______ degeneration of nerve cells responsible for ______ movements?
______% of ALS patients die within 18 mo.
Is mental awareness altered in ALS patients?
What neurotransmitter is most abundant in the nervous system?