31 terms

Bells palsy, progressive bulbar palsy, Myasthenia gravis, Muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's chorea (D)


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This disease has both progressive muscle weakness and a loss of muscle mass
Muscular Dystrophy
This is a category of 30 epees (types) of this disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Process by which the patients or relatives at risk of an inherited disorder are advised of the consequences and nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family planning.
Genetic Counseling
This is the most common form of muscular dystrophy in adults
Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy
One thing all of these diseases have in common with an exception of Bell's Palsy is that they are considered__?
Neuromuscular Degenerative Diseases
A lack of this neurotransmitter causes Parkinson's Disease
Tremors and Hunching over are symptoms of
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease is considered to be this type of disease
Neuromuscular Degenerative
This type of therapy can help a patient remain independent with daily living tasks
This type of therapy can help a patient maintain communication skills
This type of therapy can help a patient maintain muscular strength
This term means involuntary, irregular jerking motions
This disease affects one side of the face
Bell's Palsy
This disease can go away without treatment
Bell's Palsy
Which disease is directly related with Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)?
__ controls the muscles that moves the eyebrows, moves the mouth/lips, and closes the eyes
Facial Nerve
Loss of sense of taste is a symptom of
Bell's Palsy
Which muscles in the cerebral cortex are damaged in PBP?
Bulbar muscles
In PBP, what is uncontrollable laughing and crying called?
Emotional Liability
What is the leading cause of death in PBP?
Aspiration Pneumonia
In some cases, this is sometimes recommended to help patients with PBP
Throat surgery
Advanced symptoms of this disease include trouble walking, speaking, and swallowing and uncharacteristic anger
Huntington's Disease
Inability to blink of close one eye is a symptom of
Bell's Palsy
Physical injuries from falls, choking, depression, and malnutrition are common with this disease
Huntington's Disease
This disease causes degeneration to neurons in areas of the brain including the basal ganglia
Huntington's Disease
When patients become anxious, distracted, or stressed, this tends to get worse and more noticeable
This disease is caused by a defective gene on chromosome 4, and anyone who inherits it from their parent will eventually develop and suffer from it
Huntington's Disease
__ is a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease
Myasthenia Gravis
What is a treatment option of myasthenia gravis?
Plasmapheresis- a method of removing blood plasma from the body by withdrawing blood, separating it into plasma and cells, and transfusing the cells back into the bloodstream. It is performed especially to remove antibodies in treating autoimmune conditions.
How many people are affected by myasthenia gravis each year?
3-30 million a year
Who are most affected by myasthenia graivs?
Younger women and older men