neurological disorder


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Noun1.neurological disorder - 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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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurological disorder typically appearing in late infancy or early childhood, a developmental disability characterized by social and communication deficits that impede optimal functioning.
-The taboo of treatment- Irrespective of the disease, a neurological disorder is perceived as untreatable.
It is estimated that about 600,000 people suffer from this neurological disorder and unfortunately, half of these people are not aware that they have a serious neurological disease which can be treated and they can continue leading a normal life.
Sue Hogston, chief nurse at Sue Ryder, said: "Getting a life-limiting neurological disorder is not the end of the road, and quality care and treatment can really help people adapt and live life as fully as possible.
Three out of four people would want to know what kind of neurological disorder they had even if there was no cure, according to new global research from GE Healthcare.
This finding could be vital information because it suggests that a prognostic or diagnostic test for ALS may be possible," Karsten added.ALS is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neuron cells in the spinal cord and brain, which ultimately results in paralysis and death.
(Nasdaq) lost about two-thirds of its market value after the company's experimental drug to treat a neurological disorder missed the main goal of a late-stage study, confirming some apprehension that the trial design could skew results from the control arm.
Another neurological disorder on the rise is Alzheimer Disease (AD), which is often thought to be dementia in its early stages.
Parents fear that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine may trigger autism, a neurological disorder that typically appears before a child reaches the age of three.
In most welding fume cases, the plaintiffs have failed to convince the trier of fact of a connection between the exposure to welding fumes containing manganese and Parkinson's disease or some other neurological disorder such as parkinsonism or manganism.
Last August, Tirto, a 42-kilogram, 2.3-meter-long Komodo dragon was suffering from a neurological disorder. "He had trouble eating and swallowing, and was very depressed," says veterinarian Oh Soon Hock of the Singapore Zoological Gardens.
A state prisoner who suffered from a neurological disorder brought a [section] 1983 action against prison officials in their individual and official capacities, alleging violations of his First and Eighth Amendment rights.

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