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Glossary for Brain disturbance

Medical terms related to Brain disturbance or mentioned in this section include:

  • Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms that occur when alcohol consumption is discontinued or reduced. Symptoms may vary depending on the level of dependence.
  • Alcohol intoxication: excess intake of alcohol can lead to serious consequences
  • Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
  • Aphasia: inability to produce and comprehend language
  • Ataxia: Failure of muscular coordination
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Brain abscess: abscess in the brain may involve any of the lobes of the brain
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Brain infection: Inflammation of the parietal layer and the brain tissue.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Chiari Malformation: Protrusion of the brain down the spinal column.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Corticosteroids -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Corticosteroids 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.
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A very rare degenerative brain disease that can be inherited, transmitted (eg in surgical transplants using infected tissue) or as a result of genetic mutations. The condition is fatal.
  • Delerium tremens:
  • Delirium: Severe mental deterioration
  • Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Dysphasic dementia, hereditary: An inherited form of dementia caused by nerve degeneration.
  • Emotional symptoms: Symptoms affecting the emotions.
  • Epilepsy: Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may manifest as loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena
  • Glioma: A rare type of tumor that occurs from glial cells that make up the central nervous system. These tumors usually occur in the brain but can also occur in the spinal cord and other nerves such as the optic nerve. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Huntington's disease: Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration.
  • Hydrocephalus: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles
  • Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
  • Imbalance: A inability to adequately balance on two feet with consideration to age
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Memory symptoms: Symptoms related to memory ability such as forgetfulness.
  • Meniere's disease: Ear fluid disorder causing balance problems.
  • Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A block in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, causing enlarged ventricles and brain atrophy.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
  • Pick's Disease: Degenerative dementia condition.
  • Psychological problems: Symptoms affecting emotional or psychological factors.
  • Psychotic Behaviour: Inability or opposition to recognize and accept reality and to relate this to others.
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Syncope: Loss or interruption of consciousness.
  • Tinnitus: A continual ringing sensation occurring in one or both ears
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Unconsciousness: A condition which is characterized by impaired consciousness
  • Vertigo: Feeling that the room or person is moving or spinning.
  • 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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