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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References in classic literature ?
"So far there is no positive brain disease; and there is accordingly no sort of reason for placing him under restraint.
The cause of this brain disease is the toxins found in lychees.
Peter Sterling, the rugby league legend has given consent for his brain to be used for medical science after a degenerative brain disease was found in two former Australian National Rugby League (NRL) players.
LATE is a brain disease which causes memory and thinking problems, similarly to other types of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease.
An Australian survey on attitudes among the general population has shown that conceptualizing addiction as a brain disease is not associated with less stigmatization or less support for involuntary treatment or other punitive approaches to addiction (Meurk, Carter, Partridge, Lucke & Hall, 2014).
The next step for the study will seek to identify what other types of cells travel through the newly discovered tunnels and how the tunnels affect a person's overall health or a brain disease.
UNIVERSITY of Manchester scientists have developed a breakthrough gene therapy they hope will treat a rare brain disease dubbed childhood Alzheimer's.
In recent years, we have seen psychiatrists and other neuroscientists' attempts to turn addictions into a "brain disease." This began timidly a few decades ago (Leshner, 1977; O'Brien & MacLellan, 1996), and has emerged with full force when this conception was taken on by the National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA] in its informative manual "Drug, brain and behavior.
Paul Thompson, a neuroscientist from the Keck USC School of Medicine, in Los Angeles, who leads the international Enigma study, said: "In planning this long-term study with Sidra Medicine, we bring a vast resource of data, expertise and infrastructure to help tackle pressing problems in brain disease. Sidra Medicine's scientists are international leaders in genetics and neuroscience.
Dawn Astle, daughter of West Bromwich Albion icon Jeff Astle, has accused football authorities of turning a blind eye to links between heading balls and the onset of brain disease.
Chicago, Dhu-AlQa'dah 2, 1438, Jul 25, 2017, SPA -- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school, AP reported It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease linked with repeated head blows.
Using Animal Models and Structural MRI to Study Alcoholism-Related Brain Disease