Psychobiology: "Other Terms"

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paralysis

loss of motor ability

anesthesia

loss of sensory ability

paresthesia

distortion of sensory ability; tingling and burning sensations

locomotor ataxia

loss of the ability to walk in a skilled manner, due to the destruction of the gracilis and cuneate tracts; a sensory problem

polio

destroys motor ability; damage to the ventral horn in the spinal cord

bulbar polio

polio at a higher level in the CSN
(bulbar = medulla)

lateral sclerosis

a disease of the lateral corticospinal tract, destroying voluntary movement; a demyelinating disease

Lou Gehrig's Disease

a disease of the lateral corticospinal tract, destroying voluntary movement; a demyelinating disease

multiple sclerosis

a demyelinating disease involving several tracts (sensory and/or motor tracts)

shingles

a disease in the lateral horn of the spinal cord; inflamation of the dorsal root of the nerve; goes from the dorsal root into the lateral horn; characterized by tenderness of the skin and skin eruptions; caused by a virus

Parkinson's Disease

a disorder characterized by muscle tremors that occur when the person attempts to hold his or her hands and head still; it is due to a deficiency of dopamine in the basal ganglia

Alzheimer's Disease

a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by profound personality changes and intellectual impairment, including memory loss (affects the frontal cortex and hippocampus)

tumor

an abnormal proliferation of glial cells and meninges cells

hypocephalus

a blockage of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid

dystrophy

disturbance in the shape and tone of muscle

myasthenia gravis

progressive muscular weakness;lymphocytes attack receptors on muscle cells at the neuromuscular junction; thus, the nerve impulse is blocked

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