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Flashcards in Non-Degenerative Nerve Disorders Deck (9):
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palsy

partial or complete paralysis (non-degenerative)

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cerebral palsy

includes lack of motor coordination from cerebral damage during gestation or birth (plus partial or complete paralysis) (non degenerative)

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Bell's palsy

paralysis of one side of the face usually disappears after treatment (non-degenerative)

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ataxia

lack of voluntary muscle coordination resulting from disorders of the cerebellum, pons, or spinal cord (non-degenerative)

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epilepsy

chronic, recurrent seizures (ND)

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aura

collection of symptoms felt just before

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petit mal seizures

aka absence seizures mild and momentary disorientation (ND)

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Tonic-clonic seizures/Grand mal seizures

much more severe and include loss of consciousness, convulsions, and twitching of limbs (ND)

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Tourette syndrom

neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable sounds and tics (twitching). (ND)