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paralysis of lower half of body


brain tumor caused by neuroglial cells


inability to speak


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...


inflammation of the nerves

Parkinson's disease

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


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


short circuit of the brain; causes repeated seizures

multiple sclerosis

deterioration of myelin; CNS disorder


also called cerebrovascular accident

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