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inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which infiltrating lymphocytes, predominantly T cells and macrophages, degrade the myelin sheath of nerves
progressive, irreversible decline in mental function, marked by memory impairment and, often, deficits in reasoning, judgement, abstract thought, registration, comprehension, learning, task execution, and use of language
confusion or disorientation that increases in the afternoon or evening, commonly found in patients with cognitive disorders; tends to improve when the patient is reassured and reoriented
chronic nervous disease characterized by a fine, slowly spreading tremor, muscular weakness and rigidity, and a peculiar gait
condition in which the cerebrospinal fluid fails to be properly drained or absorbed, causing the ventricles of the brain to fill with cerebrospinal fluid
term used to describe a group of chronic disorders characterized by the impairment of control over movement
infection of the cerebrospinal fluid, which is the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain
grand mal seizures
seizures characterized by fecal and urinary incontinence, uncontrolled contraction of the muscles of the extremities, loss of consciousness, and a cry caused by contracttion of the respiratory muscles forcing exhalation
chronic neurogenic disease marked by sudden alterations in consciousness and frequently by convulsions
traumatic injury to the head resulting in temporary loss of conciousness, paralysis, vomiting, and seizures
sudden, uncontrolled discharges of electrical activity in the brain that may cause convulsions
inflammation of the brain, and when used clinically, it refers to an infection of the brain caused by a virus
the occurrence of seizure during pregnancy, which cannot be attributed to another cause, after the twentieth week of gestation
procedure during which a surgeon removes a lump and an area of healthy tissue around its edges from the breast
condition in which the endometrium grows in other areas of the body such as the pelvic area, the surface of the uterus, the ovaries, the intestines, the rectum, or the bladder
implantation of the fertilized ovum in a site other than the normal one in the uterine cavity
condition in which part of the intestine bulges through a weakened area in the muscles of the abdomen
the twisting of the intestine in cases of hernia to the point that the blood supply becomes compromised
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