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  • Essay On Meningitis

    My paper is composed of various articles I have researched and analyzed. The sources are both internet and textbook. Through analysis of the data I will provide the bases of my findings of meningitis and how it affects the body, how it is diagnosed, treated and how it can be prevented. Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, which is detrimental to the central nervous system, as such creates an imbalance in homeostasis. Since the brain is the control center of the body, if a problem develops it ultimately affects other parts of the body having the ability to function properly. It is vital to get diagnosed quickly, without proper education meningitis can be misinterpreted for another illness and if not treated can result in death. Early…

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  • Arteriovenous Malformation Case Study

    An Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) can be described simply as a tight rubber band ball of abnormal blood vessels with weak walls. These can be located anywhere in the body. Arteries carry blood containing oxygen from the heart to the brain. An AVM bypasses normal brain tissue and directs blood from the arteries to the veins without a capillary bed in between. Brain AVM’s occur in less than one percent of the population (per 100,000 people) and are more common in males than females. Being…

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  • Encephalocele Research Paper

    Encephalocele, or also known as Cranium Bifidum is a rare type of birth defect of the neural tube that affects the brain. The neural tube is a narrow channel that folds and closes during the third and fourth weeks of pregnancy to form the brain and spinal cord. Encephalocele is a sac-like protrusion or projection of the brain and the membranes that cover it through an opening in the skull. Encephalocele happens when the neural tube does not close completely during pregnancy. The neural tube is a…

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  • Gaucher's Disease Research Paper

    Gaucher’s disease is a rare genetic disorder in which when a person lacks of enzyme called glucocerebrosidase. The genes that are involved are GBA(glucosidase, beta, acid) genes. The GBA genes are the ones that provide instructions for making enzyme which is called beta-glcocerebrosidase. There are 4 types of Gaucher’s disease. Type 1 Gaucher’s disease is the most common form of this condition. Type 1 Gaucher’s disease doesn’t really affect the brain or the spinal cord (central nervous system)…

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  • Spina Bifida Essay

    neural tube defect in which parts of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and meninges) do not properly form during embryonic development. It can affect both motor and sensory functions, due to injured spinal nerves. There are four types of spina bifida, ranging from benign to severe. The first type is occulta. It is the most common type and is due to a malformation of one or more vertebrae. It is not a severe type of spina bifida and usually doesn’t cause any symptoms. The second…

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  • Nervous System Anatomy Study Guide

    Cerebral cortex 20. How do drugs that decrease a membrane's permeability to sodium affect the perception of pain? How to they affect nerve impulses? When are these types of drugs typically used? It prevents impulses from passing through the affected regions, & when it reaches the brain, it doesn't inform it of sensations of touch and pain usually used during surgeries 21. How does caffeine stimulate the activity of the nervous system? Stimulant; increases alertness, reduces fine motor…

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  • Spina Bifida Research Paper

    properly, it literally means split spine. Normally, during the first month of a pregnancy, the two sides of the baby's spine join together to cover the spinal cord, spinal nerves, and meninges. Meninges are the tissues covering the spinal cord. The brain and spine at this point are just in the beginning stages of development. It is called the neural tube. Any birth defect involving the incomplete closure of the neural tube is referred to as Spina Bifida. There are three different types of Spina…

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  • Athletes Foot Essay

    part of a kidney is wrecked. TB might spread to the bladder. In men, it might spread to the prostate organ and close-by structures. Female conceptive organs. The ovaries in ladies might be contaminated; TB can spread from them to the peritoneum, which is the film covering the stomach pit. Stomach depression. Tuberculous peritonitis might bring about torment running from the ambiguous distress of stomach issues to serious agony that might copy the indications of an infected appendix.…

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  • Differentiate Between Skin Of Fish And Amphibia Case Study

    *Cloacal aperture is absent. 3. Mention differences between amphibians and mammalian brain. Amphibia Mammalia *Brain is simple. *Brain is relatively complex and . advanced. …

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  • Closed Head Trauma Research Paper

    Trauma is a term referred to sudden severe physical injuries that require immediate medical attention. The insult could injure any organ in the body, such as, the head. A head injury is an insult to the scalp, skull or the brain. It can either be closed or opened head injury. In a closed head trauma, there is no penetration of the skull; therefore the offending object did not enter the brain. In the open head trauma or penetrating head trauma, however, there is penetration of the skull, thus…

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