Flashcards in test 50- disorders of the nervous system Deck (11):
uncontrolled, chaotic electrical activity in the brain. it alters consciousness and may bring on involuntary movements. it may also be the result of chemical imbalance but more often the cause is unknown.
the victim falls to the ground unconscious and makes twitching movements which may last for several minutes.
grand mal epileptic
the victim may be unaware of things around him for up to thirty seconds but seldom loses consciousness.
petit mal seizure
a seizure may result in the victim having irrational feelings of anger or fear.
temporal lobe epilepsy
one of the most common disabling disorders of the nervous system among young people.
degenerative condition of the brain causing weakness and stiffness of the muscles.
people lose their memory of recent events and become uninterested in their appearance. in the late stages, patients may become bedridden and incontinent.
shows an abnormal production of the protein amyloid. some drugs can slow its progress but it is incurable.
many patients are left with some sort of disability following a ....
.... starved of blood are unable to communicate with the parts of the body they are responsible for.