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autoimmune condition that causes acute inflammation of the peripheral nerves in which myelin sheaths on the axons are destroyed, resulting in decreased nerve impulses, loss of refl
characterized by severe lightning-like pain due to an inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve
bruising of brain tissue as a result of direct trauma to the head; neurologic deficits persist longer than 24 hours
refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body
an ultrasound study of the carotid artery to detect plaque buildup in the artery to predict or diagnose an ischemic stroke
a potentially serious or deadly disorder in children that is characterized by vomiting and confusion. This syndrome usually follows a viral illness in which the child was treated w
an irreversible, progressive brain disorder, characterized by the deterioration of memory, language, and eventually, physical functioning
a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
chemical messengers that traverse the synaptic gaps between neurons
chronic brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizure activity
a disorder that appears in childhood and is marked by deficient communication, social interaction, and understanding of others' states of mind
a type of stroke that occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is blocked
inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus
temporary paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve that causes drooping only on the affected side of the face
increased sensitivity to stimulation such as touch or pain
a disorder characterized by the repeated pulling out of one’s own hair

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