Neurological Diseases

Pick Disease

What is Pick disease? Pick disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia or memory loss in patients. In a neurodegenerative disease, nerve cells (neurons) in the brain die and this results in irreversible damage. Pick disease results in aphasia (impaired ability to speak) and behavioral changes. This >> Read More ...

Ulnar Neuropathy (Nerve Damage, Disease and Dysfunction)

Ulnar Neuropathy Definition Ulnar neuropathy refers to the condition in which one of the nerves in the forearm, known as the ulnar nerve, gets trapped or pinched. Pressure is applied on a nerve resulting in symptoms like pain, tingling, and numbness in parts of the forearm and hand. The term ulnar neuritis is often used >> Read More ...

Meralgia Paresthetica (Outer Thigh Pain or Numbness)

Meralgia Paresthetica Definition Meralgia paresthetica refers to unusual sensations, particularly a burning pain or numbness, in the lateral part (outer side) of the thigh due to pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). In some cases, trauma, stretch injury and impaired circulation to the thigh may also >> Read More ...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Wrist Nerve Compression)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Definition Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where there is a tingling pain, numbness, and weakness of the thumb, index, and the middle fingers caused by irritation of the median nerve. It is a common condition in this day and age of excessive computer use and video gaming. The median nerve >> Read More ...

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Nerve Face Pain)

Trigeminal Neuralgia Definition Trigeminal neuralgia is defined as a painful condition involving irritation and inflammation of the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal nerve carries sensation from the face to the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, causes unbearable facial pain on one side. Even the mildest >> Read More ...

Neurosarcoidosis (Sarcoidosis of the Brain and Nerves)

Neurosarcoidosis Definition Sarcoidosis is a condition where the inflammatory cells of the body are active and grouping together as if is there is an infection despite the absence of any microbe. It is essentially a condition where the inflammatory response, that is intended to protect the body from injury, is active >> Read More ...

Wernicke Encephalopathy

Vitamins are essential nutrients required in tiny amounts by our body for its optimum development. We obtain it from external sources like food as almost all are not synthesized in our body. Although required in small amounts, vitamins serve as critical determinants of overall growth of body and functions. Classified >> Read More ...

Autism and Austism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

What is autism? Autism is a condition where there is impaired neurodevelopment to the extent that it affects communication, social interaction and intellectual development. A broad range of compromised behaviors related to abnormal brain development, are classified as autism or more correctly autism spectrum disorder >> Read More ...

Dementia (Mental Deterioration)

What is dementia? Dementia is a condition where the mental processes are impaired to the point that it affects normal activities of daily life. Other features for that need to be considered in the definition of dementia is : lasting for six months or longer, not present since birth, and not associated with a loss of >> Read More ...

Neuron (Nerve Cell)

What is a neuron? A neuron is a nerve cell although the word is sometimes also used for a nerve supporting cell. Our nervous system is primarily made up of two types of cells – the nerve cells (technically called the “neurons”) and the supporting cells (technically called the “glia” or “glial >> Read More ...
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