autonomic nervous system
a division of the peripheral nervous system; it is made up of nerves that are connected to the different internal organs of the body; its function is to maintain the normal functions of the internal organs through a feedback system, e.g. heart beats faster, the message is sent to the central nervous system which then sends back a message that slows down the heartbeat.
branch of medicine which studies the different diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord and the nerves of the body
branch of science which deals with the study of the diseases of the mind or mental illnesses
it is not a disease but is a symptom of something wrong somewhere in the body and it has many causes, like for example, fever, fatigue, eye strain, sinus infection and worry
an ailment of the nervous system, this is the sudden disturbance of a cerebral function accompanied by loss of consciousness.
80 times per second
the number of messages sent from one nerve cell to another in a normally functioning brain
also known as polio or infantile paralysis; it is caused by a virus which affects the spinal cord and cause permanent, partial or complete paralysis
Dr. Albert Sabin
developed the oral vaccine to protect people from the polio virus in 1962.
Dr. Jonas Salk
he made the vaccine which give protection against paralysis due to poliomyelitis
it is an infection or transferable disease of the central nervous system cause by a germ such as bacterium or virus.
the three layers of membranes that envelop the brain and the spinal cords.
a disease caused by a damage to the brain; the damage is most often due to very little amount of oxygen reaching the brain
what children with cerebral palsy are called
a disease that attacks the blood corpuscles and blood vessels that often affect the nervous system; arteries in the brain hardens thereby interfering with the blood supply and causes the brain to degenerate.
actual blocking of a blood vessel leading to the brain
an abnormal growth in the brain which causes symptoms such as severe headaches, paralysis, or convulsions
a state of mind wherein months or years of memories suddenly vanish; it may be organic(caused by damage to the brain due to head injuries, severe illness, old age etc) or functional (caused by trauma or shocking events or horrifying scenes or stress).
it is a degenerative disease of the brain which begins usually after the age of 45. From mild memory loss, it leads to total loss of memory and capacity to do anything. The cause of this disease is unknown.