Nervous system diseases

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Paraplegia

paralysis of lower half of body

Glioma

brain tumor caused by neuroglial cells

aphasia

inability to speak

hydrocephalus

increased amounts of cerebrospinal fluid in ventricles of brain "water on the brain"

cerebral palsy

impairment of involuntary movement from CNS damage; group of disorders involving movement, learning, seeing, hearing...

neuritis

inflammation of the nerves

Parkinson's disease

disorder of the brain that reduces muscle control; causes trembling and shaking

quadraplegia

paralysis of all four limbs

alzheimer's disease

lesions developing in the brain that cause dementia; no known cause

huntington's disease

enlargement of ventricles; inherited degenerative disorder due to dominant gene

epilepsy

short circuit of the brain; causes repeated seizures

multiple sclerosis

deterioration of myelin; CNS disorder

stroke

also called cerebrovascular accident

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