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Loss of useful sight. Can be temporary or permanent.
Where information is processed and instructions are issued.
The gradual yellowing and hardening of the lens of the eye.
The brain and spinal chord; responsible for receiving information, processing it, and issuing instructions.
Brain Damage to cerebrum caused congenitally, at birth or as an infant.
Disturbed orientation in regard to time, place, or person.
Hearing loss, complete or partial.
A condition of the brain that causes a person to have seizures.
A disorder of the eye that occurs when the pressure within the eye is increased to dangerous levels.
A chronic disease where the myelin (covering) of the brain and spinal chord are destroyed causing the nerve impulses to not function in the normal manner. Muscle control, strength, vision, balance, sensation, and mental functions can be affected.
Whitish fiber that transits impulses of sensation to the brain or spinal cord.
Paralysis from the waist down.
A slow progressive degeneration of the brain that has no cure.
Consists of the nerves that supply every part of the body. Sensory nerves or motor nerves.
Far sightedness caused by loss of elasticity of the lens, occurring typically in middle and old age.
Is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain.
Temporary lack of blood flow to the brain. A warning sign of a stroke often called "mini-strokes".
Sensation of rotation or movement of one's self or of one's surroundings, dizzy.
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