brain disorder


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Noun1.brain disorder - any disorder or disease of the brainbrain disorder - 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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ISLAMABAD -- Include more vitamin B1rich food in your diet as neurologists have underlined that deficiency of a single vitamin B1 (or thiamine) can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder.
A study has found that whenever people have better memories, improved intelligence or better attention there is always a downside such as autism or a brain disorder.
The drug has been linked with three cases of the brain disorder progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML, Genentech said.
The second edition of Brain Disorder Sourcebook (0780807448, $78.
3 million Hispanics will have the brain disorder or a related dementia by mid-century, up from 200,000 now.
CASTAIC - Sheriff's deputy Andy Vaughan, a husband and father who worked at the Santa Clarita station, died early Saturday after a nearly three-year battle with the degenerative brain disorder known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Bobbie's nine-year-old daughter, Allana, has infantile autism, the most severe form of this developmental brain disorder.
More than three years ago, Hopkins researchers tried using brain cells from an infant who had died of a rare brain disorder.
One of the EBC's most significant achievements has been the role it has played in the increase in brain disorder research funding over the past decade.
Inheritance of a common variant of a gene that influences immunity, gastrointestinal repair, and brain growth substantially raises the chances of developing autism, at least in families with more than one child diagnosed with the severe brain disorder, a study finds.
A chronic and progressive brain disorder primarily affecting motor function, PD can also impair thinking and emotional function.
Until then, Maurice Chernin had been able to care for himself, even after being diagnosed in 1986 with Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder that impairs muscle control and causes tremors.