neurological disease


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Noun1.neurological disease - a disorder of the nervous system
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
brain damage - injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
ataxia, ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
atopognosia, atopognosis - absence or loss of topognosia; inability to locate correctly a point of touch
dyskinesia - abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements
chorea - any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
flaccid paralysis - weakness or loss of muscle tone resulting from injury or disease of the nerves innervating the muscles
ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
athetosis - a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of the hands and feet and other body parts
kuru - a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned
nerve compression - harmful pressure on a nerve (especially in nerves that pass over rigid prominences); causes nerve damage and muscle weakness
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