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Glossary for Facial weakness

Medical terms related to Facial weakness or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acoustic Neurinoma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
  • Acoustic neuroma: A rare benign tumor that forms in the hearing canal. Can cause tinnitus, progressive hearing loss, headaches, facial numbness, papilledema, dizziness and an unsteady walk. Speaking and swallowing difficulty can occur in advanced stages. Also called acoustic neurilemoma, acoustic neurinoma and acoustic neurofibroma.
  • Anotia -- facial palsy -- cardiac defect: A rare syndrome characterized mainly missing ears, facial weakness and congenital heart defects.
  • Athabaskan brainstem dysgenesis: A rare neurological disorder caused by abnormal brainstem development and function.
  • Athabaskan severe combined immunodeficiency: A severe immunodeficiency disorder found in Navajo and Apache populations.
  • BANF acoustic neurinoma: A type of tumor that affects hearing and is associated with a condition called BANF (bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis). The tumor is benign an occurs in the cells that form the myelin sheath of the vestibulocochlear nerve. The symptoms vary depending on the size and exact location of the nerve. The tumor may become large enough to compress against various cranial nerves or even the brainstem.
  • Bell's palsy: A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the facial nerve
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
  • CANOMAD syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by a range of abnormalities caused by immune-mediated nerve demyelination. There is usually no loss of limb function associated with the disorder. The face, throat, mouth and eye symptoms (weakness of the muscles) usually come and go.
  • Central nervous system lymphoma, primary: A type of lymphoma that occurs in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). A lymphoma consists of cancerous lymphocytes which are a type of white blood cell. Symptoms vary according to the location of the lymphoma.
  • Central pontine myelinolysis: A rare condition where the protective layer around brainstem nerve cells is destroyed which prevents nerve signals being transmitted properly. It generally occurs in response to a rapid change in sodium levels in the body which can be caused by treatment of various conditions or by various conditions that cause rapid sodium level changes.
  • Centronuclear myopathy, congenital: A severe inherited form of muscle wasting disease which often results in infant death.
  • Cerebellar ataxia, infantile with progressive external ophthalmoplegia: A rare disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia during infancy and progressive paralysis of eye muscles.
  • Cheek symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cheek region
  • Cholesteatoma: Uncommon middle ear condition
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Congenital Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is a chronic neuromuscular disease which usually results from autoimmune dysfunction. Congenital myasthenia gravis however results from a genetic defect. Symptoms tend to become worse during the day with activity and improve after rest or after sleeping. The severity of symptoms may vary.
  • Cranial neuralgia: Pain occurring along the root of the cranial nerves
  • Dentatorubral pallidoluysian disorder: Pain occurring along the root of the cranial nerves
  • Droopy eye-lid: Droopiness of the eyelids (ptosis)
  • Ear infection: Infection of the ear - may involve the middle and inner ear.
  • Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma: A rare slow-growing type of cancer that occurs in the salivary duct - usually the parotid gland. The cancer tends to occur in older patients. The cancer tends to reoccur readily and can metastasize.
  • Erb's dystrophy: A slow progressing, muscle wasting disease. The muscles in the upper arms are affected first. Eventually muscles in the shoulders, trunk, thigh and pelvic girdle are involved. Eventually the facial muscles also become weak.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Facial pain: Pain affecting the face
  • Fazio-Londe syndrome: A rare inherited motor neuron disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness which ultimately leads to premature death.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hemangioma: A condition which is characterized by a benign tumour cause by newly formed blood vessels
  • Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is a chronic neuromuscular disease which results from autoimmune dysfunction. Juvenile myasthenia gravis also has autoimmune origins and tends to develop during childhood. Symptoms tend to become worse during the day with activity and improve after rest or after sleeping. The severity of symptoms may vary.
  • King Cobra poisoning: The King Cobra is a large venomous snake usually found in southeast Asia and India. Most bites from this snake results in envenomation due to the ferocity of their bite. The poison primarily affects the neuromuscular system but can also affect blood clotting.
  • Leukodystrophy: A very rare group of metabolic diseases where chemical anomalies affect the development or maintenance of the protective coating around nerves (myelin sheath). The brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves may be involved. The range and severity of symptoms is determined by the chemical involved but one of the main symptoms for all the leukodystrophies is a gradual loss of previously acquired mental or physical skills.
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Marie type ataxia: An inherited brain disorder that affects muscle coordination.
  • Minicore myopathy with external ophthalmoplegia: A rare congenital muscle disorder involving muscle weakness and wasting. The term minicore comes from the small core structures that occur in the muscle tissue. There are four subgroups of the disorder: classic form (rigid spine syndrome), progressive form with hand involvement, antenatal form with arthrogryposis multiplex congenital and the ophthalmoplegic form. The ophthalmoplegic form is distinguished by the presence of eye muscle weakness. The severity of symptoms is variable.
  • Mobius syndrome: A rare genetic condition characterized by defective cranial nerves (6th and 7th), deafness, facial nerve paralysis and other abnormalities.
  • Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Muscular dystrophy limb-girdle (generic term): A group of disorders characterized by muscle weakness and wasting involving mainly the voluntary muscles around the hips and shoulders i.e. the limb-girdle muscles. The terms proximal and distal may be used and this refers to muscles closest to the center of the body and furthest from the centre of the body respectively. The condition may start at any age and the rate of progression and severity of symptoms varies depending on the subtype. Generally, early onset forms tend to be more severe and progress faster than late onset forms.
  • Muscular dystrophy, congenital, type 1C: A recessively inherited muscle disease characterized by muscle weakness and wasting from infancy. Sufferers are generally unable to achieve the ability to walk unaided.
  • Muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle, autosomal dominant, type 1F: An autosomal dominant form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy where muscle weakness and atrophy is caused by mutations of chromosome 7q31.1. The muscle weakness starts in the muscles close to the trunk and spreads to the ends of the limbs. Early onset may result in wheelchair dependence by the 4th decade. The rate of progression is variable.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myasthenia Gravis: An autoimmune disorder which interferes with nerve impulses to muscles and hence results in weak, easily fatigued muscles.
  • Myasthenia, familial limb-girdle: A rare genetic condition characterized by weakness of the chest and pelvic girdle muscles.
  • Myasthenic syndrome, congenital, associated with acetylcholine receptor deficiency: A genetic, nonprogressive neuromuscular disorder causing muscle weakness. The severity of symptoms is variable and stress and illness can exacerbate symptoms.
  • Myopathy congenital multicore with external ophthalmoplegia: A rare disorder characterized by muscle weakness and as well as weakness or paralysis of the external eye muscles. Severity of symptoms are variable.
  • Myopathy, early-onset with fatal cardiomyopathy: A rare disorder involving muscle disease and early onset heart disease which leads to death.
  • Nemaline myopathy 1: A very rare inherited muscle disorder and is characterized by muscle weakness caused by the presence of nemaline rods in the muscle tissue which affects its function. There are at least 7 different subtypes of nemaline myopathy, each with a different genetic defect. The severity of the symptoms may vary greatly even among patients within a particular subtype of the disorder. Type 1 is caused by a defect on the tropomyosin 3 gene on chromosome 1q22.
  • Nemaline myopathy 4: A very rare inherited muscle disorder and is characterized by muscle weakness caused by the presence of nemaline rods in the muscle tissue which affects its function. There are at least 7 different subtypes of nemaline myopathy, each with a different genetic defect. The severity of the symptoms may vary greatly even among patients within a particular subtype of the disorder. Type 4 is caused by a defect on the tropomyosin 2 gene on chromosome 9p13.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Neurosarcoidosis: A rare disorder involving sarcoidosis of the nervous system. Sarcoidosis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect virtually any part of the body. Neurosarcoidosis involves inflammation and abnormal deposits in parts of the nervous system including the brain and spinal cord which affects their functioning. Symptoms may be sudden and severe or may be mild and progress slowly. Symptoms are determined by the degree of nerve involvement.
  • Numb face: Numbness affecting the face
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Parry Romberg Syndrome: Wasting away of one side of the face.
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis: A neurological disorder involving the upper motor nerves and causing progressive muscle weakness in the extremities and facial area. This condition involves mutations in the same gene and overlapping symptoms with juvenile primary lateral sclerosis but the difference is that primary lateral sclerosis only involves degeneration of the upper motor neurons whereas infantile-onset spastic paralysis is more severe and involves degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons.
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Progressive degenerative condition of the brain.
  • Progressive Spinobulbar muscular atrophy: Genetic disease affecting nerves and muscles
  • Salivary gland cancer, adult: Cancer of the salivary glands in adults. Salivary glands are glands that produce saliva to facilitate the process of chewing, swallowing and digesting food.
  • Satoyoshi syndrome 2: An inherited muscle disease involving the eye, pharyngeal muscles and distal limb muscles.
  • Scapuloperoneal syndrome, neurogenic type: An inherited disorder involving muscle wasting and weakness in the shoulder and lower leg. The legs are often affected first.
  • Scapuloperoneal syndrome, neurogenic, Kaeser type: An inherited disorder involving muscle wasting and weakness in the shoulder and lower leg. The legs are often affected first.
  • Schaefer-Stein-Oshman syndrome: A rare disorder where excessive growth and abnormal hardening affects the head and facial bones.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Severe infantile axonal neuropathy: A rare disorder involving the early onset of severe neuropathy.
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Sick: Feeling ill or off color
  • Southwestern Athabaskan genetic diseases: A group of four genetic diseases that are unique to the Navajo and Apache (Southwestern Athabaskan) populations. The disease are Athabaskan severe combined immunodeficiency, Navajo neurohepatopathy, Navajo poikiloderma and Athabaskan brainstem dysgenesis.
  • Spinal bulbar motor neuropathy: A rare inherited disease that affects the nerves in the spine and in the bulbous (bulbar) part of the brain stem. The main signs are muscle weakness and wasting.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Symmetrical thalamic calcifications: A very rare disorder involving the calcification of a part of the brain called the thalamus which results in various abnormalities.
  • Syringomyelia, medulla oblongata lesion: A slowly-progressing neurological disorder characterized by a fluid-filled cavity in the spinal cord at base of the brain.
  • Tingling face: Tingling, burning, or pins-and-needles affecting the face
  • Transient ischemic attack: temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours.
  • Van Buchem disease type 2: A disease which is characterised by early onset osteoporosis
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body
  • Whelan syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by oral frenula, oral clefts, underdeveloped nose flaps, finger abnormalities and hydronephrosis.

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