Glossary for Disorders affecting neuromuscular coordination of swallowing
Medical terms related to Disorders affecting neuromuscular coordination of swallowing or mentioned in this section include:
- Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
- Coordination problems: Symptoms affecting physical coordination.
- Disorders affecting neuromuscular coordination of sucking: Disorders affecting neuromuscular coordination of sucking refers to uncoordinated sucking due to a disorder.
- Eating symptoms: Symptoms related to eating.
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Food symptoms: Symptoms related to food.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Mental retardation: Reduced mental ability or intelligence.
- Mental retardation -- dysmorphism -- hypogonadism -- diabetes: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
- Moebius Syndrome: Moebius syndrome is a very rare condition characterized by underdevelopment of the facial nerves (particularly sixth and seventh cranial nerves) which causes facial paralysis.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neuromuscular disorder: neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control the voluntary muscles
- Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
- Poliomyelitis: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
- Rabies: An infectious disease that can affect any mammal including humans and is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. The infectious agent is the Neurotropic lyssavirus which affects the salivary gland and also causes neurological symptoms.
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A rare condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the spinal and brainstem motor neurons. During fetal development excess primary neurons are formed. The body automatically destroys the extra primary neurons so that only some survive and mature into neurons. In spinal muscular dystrophy, the process that destroys the excess primary neurons doesn't switch off and continues destroying the neurons resulting in progressive motor problems. Various types of the condition range from mild to severe enough to cause death within a couple of years of birth.
- Swallowing symptoms: Problems with the ability to swallow
- Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
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