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    Kanesha Brown Anatomy and Physiology 251L The University of Southern Mississippi Nervous System What is paraplegia? Paraplegia is the paralysis than can affect all or part of the bottom portion of your body, meaning the legs and pelvic organs. Paraplegia is a spinal cord injury that results from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments and disks (Mayo Clinic, 2016) For an injury to cause paraplegia one would have to suffer a traumatic injury to the spinal cord that may cause your spine to fracture, dislocate, crush, and even compress one or more of your vertebrae. Additionally, some extra damage can occur because of the bleeding and swelling around the spinal cord (Mayo Clinic, 2016). There are many ways a person can avoid getting a spinal…

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    Pott's Paraplegia

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    Pott’s paraplegia Tuberculosis of the spine influence an effect on vertebral bodies and intervertebral disc. In many cases these leads to moderate or severe neurological complications. Patients can suffer from partial or permanent paralysis. Pott’s paraplegia identifies a correlation between tuberculous paraplegia and paraparesis. Practitioners’ used the method of spinal decompression and a chemotherapy identified as antituberculosis. The process of therapy is crucial and if delayed the…

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    Murderball Stereotypes

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    Murderball An inspiring documentary Called Murderball focuses on the life of paraplegic athletes. They are in the rugby US team and played in the 2004 Paralympics. This sport is a very aggressive game, in which players in a modified wheelchair clang into each other making the other player to fall out of his chair. The main purpose of the game is to take the ball to one of the extremes of the court in order to score. Each of the players in the movie became disabled for different reasons, but all…

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    According to the spinal cord injury zone (2005) “Paraplegia is the loss of sensation and movement in legs and in part or on the trunk, usually resulting from an injury to the spinal cord below the neck”. Paraplegia refers to loss of sensory and motor function in the thoracic, lumber or sacral segments of the spinal cord, secondary damage of neural elements within the spinal canal. Paraplegic function depends on the level of injury; the trunk, legs and pelvic organs may be involved (Steven et…

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    Disability History

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    after Dr. Guttman and his remedial gymnasts, quartermaster Q mountain in an empty room to test it has launched a fierce battle, the wheelchair polo. This is considered a very short time later, however, for all concerned, too rough, wheelchair basketball replaced (Scruton, 1964). This later became what we now know as wheelchair basketball. The next movement is introduced into the program in the Guttman DR rehabilitation program in the various areas of play a key role. The sport is an archery. The…

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    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 coordination 22. How do amphetamines stimulate the nervous system? They cause the release of norepinephrine 23. What is an analgesic? A person who has…

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    Wheelchair Research Paper

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    (Kilkens and others 2005a). The physical capacity varies widely between users and these inter-individual differences impact the design of a wheelchair. Knowledge of the peak power output of a person can give a good indication of how intensive it is for him/her to propel a wheelchair. A recent study of Haisma et al. (Haisma and others 2006) reports on the large differences in peak power output, measured in a wheelchair, of persons with tetraplegia (mean: 26 W) and paraplegia (mean: 74 W) during…

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    I am concerned with the weakness in TA legs due to the location of his surgery and the fact that they had use a clamp and bypass machine to complete the surgery. “The standard treatment has been open surgical repair of the aneurysm by resecting the vessel and sewing a bypass graft in place” (Hinkle & Cheever, 2004, p. 841). The cross clamp that they use during surgery doesn’t allow the blood to flow through during the surgery along with the location of the surgery is common to have nerve damage.…

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    acquired HBV die of liver cirrhosis or HCC. 1 Trepo C, Chan HLY, Lok A. Hepatitis B virus infection. Lancet 2014; 384:2053-2063 Trepo C, Chan HLY, Lok A. Hepatitis B virus infection. Lancet 2014; 384:2053-2063Metastatic spinal cord compression (SPINAL CORD COMPRESSION) occurs in 5-10% of patients with HCC. Recent data has suggested an increasing frequency of bone metastases in HCC, possibly related to improvements in outcome for HCC and chronic liver disease; however SPINAL CORD COMPRESSION as…

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    the spinal cord, each section has a different outcome when it comes to an injury. A spinal cord injury within C1-C8 is called Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia. Paralysis affects the cervical spinal nerves, in different degrees in all four limbs. The body will still try to send messages from the injury to the brain through the spinal cord, via sensory pathways. The brain will also attempt to send messages from the brain to muscles via motor pathways. However these signals will be blocked by the damage…

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