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Glossary for Central pontine myelinolysis

  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Dysarthria: Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder characterized by difficulty forming and expressing words that is the result of injury to or pathology of the nervous system.
  • Facial weakness: Weakness affecting the face
  • Flaccid paralysis: A condition which is characterized by marked
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Rare condition of excessive vomiting during pregnancy
  • Level of consciousness symptoms: Symptoms related to consciousness such as coma or loss of consciousness.
  • Locked-in Syndrome: A rare neuromuscular disorder involving total paralysis of voluntary muscles except for the eye muscles.
  • Loss of balance: The loss of ones ability to balance
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Water-Electrolyte Imbalance: The loss of balance between the level of water and the level of electrolytes in the body. Kidney failure is the most common cause of electrolyte balance but it can also be caused by such things as anorexia, bulimia, severe vomiting or diarrhea, dehydration or chronic laxative abuse.


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