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Glossary for Amnesia

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  • AIDS: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Acute Pesticide poisoning -- xylene: Xylene is an ingredient used in certain insecticides. Exposure to the chemical can cause a range of symptoms depending on the level and route of exposure. Exposure can occur through inhalation, ingestion, the skin or eyes. Acute exposure involves a exposure over a short period of time whereas chronic exposure occurs over a longer period of time.
  • Aganglionosis, total intestinal: A developmental defect of the intestinal tract where the muscles of the intestines are unable to function and move food along the digestive tract. This form of Hirschsprung disease is differentiated from the other types by the location of the genetic defect.
  • Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
  • Alcohol-Induced Disorders: Disorders caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The symptoms are variable depending on the disorder involved. Some of the disorders are: alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, alcohol intoxication, alcohol withdrawal, alcohol intoxication delirium, alcohol withdrawal delirium, alcohol-induced persisting dementia, alcohol-induced persisting amnestic disorder, alcohol-induced psychotic disorder, alcohol-induced mood disorder, alcohol-induced anxiety disorder, alcohol-induced sexual dysfunction, alcohol-induced sleep disorder, liver damage, liver cancer and esophageal cancer.
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy: Neurological changes due to nerve damage from long-term alcohol consumption
  • Alzheimer's Disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
  • Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning: Rare shellfish poisoning sometimes causing amnesia.
  • Anoxia: A condition marked by a lack of oxygen.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
  • Brain infection: Inflammation of the parietal layer and the brain tissue.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Brain tumour: various extrinsic and intrinsic factors add up to to cause tumour in the brain
  • Cerebral Aneurysm: Dangerous swelling of a brain blood vessel that may rupture.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Glufosinate: Glufosinate is a chemical used mainly in herbicides. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chronic Alcoholism -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that chronic alcoholism during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Concussion: Brain injury causing loss of consciousness and bruising of the brain
  • Convulsions: A series of involuntary contractions of voluntary muscles.
  • Delirium: Severe mental deterioration
  • Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
  • Diencephalic Syndrome: A condition characterized by dysfunction of the diencphalon of the brain
  • Diencephalic syndrome of infancy: A rare syndrome usually caused by a brain tumor located near the hypothalamus and results in symptoms such as low blood sugar, pale skin and loss of skin fat and failure to thrive.
  • Electrical burns: Burns caused when an electric current pass through the body or part of it. The symptoms and severity of the burn depends on the strength of the electrical current, the duration of the exposure and the part of the body involved. Prompt treatment in more severe cases can improve the prognosis.
  • Electrocution: Any injury caused by electricity
  • Encephalitis: Infection of the brain (as a symptom)
  • Epilepsy: Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may manifest as loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena
  • Forgetfulness: Forgetting things or loss of memory ability
  • Hashimoto's encephalitis: A rare but serious condition that can occur when thyroid antibodies, such as those present in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, involve the brain tissue and cause neurological symptoms.
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Head trauma: injury to the haed
  • Herpes simplex encephalitis: A form of encephalitis caused by the herpes simplex virus and characterized by fever, headache and neurological symptoms.
  • Homen syndrome: Lesion on a part of the brain called the lenticular nucleus which is involved in movement.
  • Hysteria: hysteria describes a state of mind, one of unmanageable fear or emotional excesses
  • Korsakoff's psychosis: A form of amnesia involving the loss of short-term memory and inability to learn new skills. The patient may also be disorientated and delirious. The condition is often observed in chronic alcoholics.
  • Memory loss: The loss of ones ability to recall from their memory.
  • Memory symptoms: Symptoms related to memory ability such as forgetfulness.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Nutritional deficiency: Any deficiency of the nutrients that are required to sustain human life
  • Paralysis: Paralysis refers to a loss of the ability of a muscle to contract and move.
  • Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Syncope: Loss or interruption of consciousness.
  • TIA: Transient ischemic accident
  • Transient global amnesia: Sudden, short-term memory loss
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome: A rare degenerative brain disorder caused by thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency. Chronic alcoholics are prone to this condition.

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