brain disease


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Related to brain disease: brain tumor, Alzheimer's disease, meningitis
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Noun1.brain disease - any disorder or disease of the brainbrain disease - any disorder or disease of the brain
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
apraxia - inability to make purposeful movements
paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, shaking palsy - a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
cerebral palsy, spastic paralysis - a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
agraphia, anorthography, logagraphia - a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion
acataphasia - a disorder in which a lesion to the central nervous system leaves you unable to formulate a statement or to express yourself in an organized manner
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
agnosia - inability to recognize objects by use of the senses
CJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease - rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
Reye's syndrome - acquired encephalopathy following acute viral infections (especially influenza or chicken pox) in young children; characterized by fever, vomiting, disorientation, coma, and fatty infiltration of the liver
Wernicke's encephalopathy - inflammatory degenerative disease of the brain caused by thiamine deficiency that is usually associated with alcoholism
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Dudley, half of the legendary Pete and Dud comic duo with the late Peter Cook, has the degenerative brain disease progressive supranuclear palsy.
The first appearance in the United States of the cattle-killing ailment known as mad cow disease has rocked the beef industry and raised fears of an outbreak of a similar deadly brain disease in people.
And the idea of schizophrenia as a brain disease negates the justification for involuntary treatment.
A woman with a degenerative brain disease who sued her doctors for saving her life against her wishes has lost her ``wrongful life'' case in court.
More than anything this honor signifies that our efforts to fight brain disease by funding research, pooling resources, and launching innovative new partnerships are being seen and heard-and most importantly, are engendering real progress.
Cowed not As Canadian health officials investigated a domestic case of mad cow disease, researchers were working on the next generation of defenses against the brain disease in animals and people (163: 340 *).
Cocores is an easy-to-use guide to recovery from the disease of obesity - a brain disease that causes shame and guilt and results in secondary diseases of the body and spirit of the patient.
Three out of five, or 60 percent, of Americans will develop a brain disease in their lifetimes.
This couldn't have been the same Alomar who recently gave umpire John Hirschbeck a full facial saliva shower, or callously mentioned that Hirschbeck was bitter because of the death of his 7-year-old son to a rare brain disease.
The display window, donated by EHE International, highlights the growing epidemic of brain disease by literally giving viewers a window into the human brain with information about brain disease and opportunities for visitors to participate in stopping its spread.
But exports would resume only after experts from all 15 countries certified to its Executive Commission in Brussels that the meat the British wanted to sell was free of contamination from the so-called mad cow disease, a fatal brain disease that has undermined consumer confidence in beef all over Europe.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered that when a molecule responsible for dialing down the immune system malfunctions in the brain cells of mice, the rodents develop symptoms of the degenerative brain disease.