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connection of nerves

pons

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nerve fiber cross over; life center

medulla oblongata

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thinking, personality, sensations, movement, memory

cerebrum

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relay station for sensory impulses, control of awareness, consciousness

thalamus

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body temp, sleep, appetite, emotions, pituitary control

hypothalamus

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coordination of voluntary movements

cerebellum

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thought processes, behavior, personality, emotion

frontal lobe

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language expression

broca area

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hearing, understanding, speech, language

temporal lobe

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language comprehension

Wernicke area

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vision

occipital lobe

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body sensations, visual and special perception

parietal lobe

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accumulation of CSF in the brain
enlarged head and small face
usually in children
infection or tumor blocking ventricle in adults

hydrocephalus

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to remove pressure on the brain

ventriculoperitoneal shunt

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patch of hair, mole or dimple, no functional disability, posterior vertebrae have not fused

spina bifida occulta

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external protruding sac containing meninges and CSF

spina bifida cystica with meningocele

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external protruding sac containing meninges, CSF and spinal cord associated with paralysis and hydrocephalus

spina bifida cystica with myelomeningocele

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when does spina bifida occur and to the deficiency of what vitamin

4 weeks into pregnancy
folic acid

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chronic progressive disorder with 50% of demensia

Alzheimer's Disease

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age group of alzheimer's

65+

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Slow Progressive impairment of intellectual function that may compromise language and memory, visuospatial skill, behavior and personality, and cognition (e.g. calculation, abstraction, judgment)

Alzheimer's

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autopsy reveals what in alzheimer's

neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid deposits/tangles

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the kind of memory loss in alzheimer's

short and long term (anterograde and retrograde)

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loss of expression, language comprehension issues (aphasia), thought disorders, problem solving difficulties, can't concentrate or socialize

alzheimer's

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where ALS effects in the nervous system

upper and lower motor neuron degeneration

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unexplained weight loss, feel pain, mind is with it, limb weakness, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech, muscle atrophy, hyperactive deep tension reflexes

amylotrophic lateral sclerosis

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what ALS spares

oculomotor, sensory, and autonomic functions

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abnormal paroxysmal neuronal discharge in the brain causing a transient disturbance of cerebral function

seizure

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hand constantly shaking in a seizure, conscious preserved

partial, simple

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entire body shaking in a seizure, conscious impared

partial, complex