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cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or longer and more than 5 apnea episodes per hour.
what are the accessory muscles used for
to to facilitate respirations when the work of breathing is increased
a disease that affects the peripheral nervous system due to changes in the peripheral nerves causing skeletal muscle paralysis aka acute inflammatory polyneuritis
GB is usually preceded by what
upper respiratory infection in association with a viral disease, surgery or an immunization (most commonly the flu shot)
muscle weakness that can potentially result in paralysis, inability to feel textures, heat, pain or other sensations. Is assending and usually appears first in the hands and feet and progresses upwards
early symptoms are fever tiredness weakness nausea and the tingling/numbness in the extremities followed by skeletal muscle paralysis
dysphaseia, atelectasis, resp infection, and vetilatory failure, hemodynamic instablity, hypotension or hypertension can result from this disease
symptoms of polio
flu like, pains in abdomen, neck and trunk, constipation, muscle waisting, dyspena, paralysis
how long does polio last
acute illness usually 2 weeks but damage to the nerves could last a long time
what is treatment for polio
analegsics for pain, acetaminophen for fever, and possible hospitalization
disease of the neuro muscular junction and is manifested by muscualr weakness and fatigue caused by a defect in the neuromusclar juncton and is the most common neuromuscular junction disorder
who is most likely to get MG
2 times more common in woman than in men woman age 15-35 and men age 40-70
what is treatment for MG
mestinon, thymectomy, 02, hyperinflation theraphy, and mechanical ventilation
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig's disease
a progressive neurologic disease characterized by degeneration of cell bodies in the gray matter of the anterior horns in the spinal cord and the motor nuclei of the brain stem
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
differs from the others bc it is not a disease of CNS or PNS but rather of the muscle exclussively
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