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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Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people, slowing down movement of a person causing limbs to shake and tremble.
They can cause many diseases such as cancer, Gastro infection, brain disorder, heart beat Alteration and blood pressure.
Yasinzai noted with concern dwellers in the Province particularly of far flung areas are not in a position to undergo expensive treatment of brain disorder. However, it is heartening to note that now CT Scan Machines and MRI facilities.
A so-called "triple receptor drug" helped cut the volume of amyloid plaques linked to the degenerative brain disorder, University of Lancashire researchers found.
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder. Typically, symptoms are first seen in adults younger than 30 years of age.
Scientists have discovered structural differences in the brains of individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggesting that the condition is a brain disorder, rather than the result of factors such as poor parenting or willful misbehavior.
NARCOLEPSY is a rare, long-term brain disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep.
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder. About 1% of Americans have this illness.
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.
Dr Eidelberg explained that in a new study that he and his colleagues conducted, they had used "a new image-based strategy to identify and measure placebo effects in brain disorder clinical trials."
The four mothers, who have six children with Tourettes Syndrome between them, met with representatives of every city council in the country to hand over information packs about the brain disorder.
Targeting expression of the gene Neuregulin1, which makes a protein important for brain development, may hold promise for treating at least some patients with the brain disorder, say researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.