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Glossary for Falling

Medical terms related to Falling or mentioned in this section include:

  • Aging: The medical conditions from getting older.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A degenerative motor neuron disease marked by weakness and wasting of the muscles which starts at the hands and legs and spreads to the rest of the body. Death occurs in 2 to 5 years. Also called Lou Gehrig's disease or wasting palsy.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, type 6: An inherited disorder involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons which results in muscle weakness and wasting. Type 6 is caused by a defect on chromosome 16q12.
  • Arthritis: A condition which is characterized by the inflammation of a joint
  • Balance symptoms: Problems with balance or vertigo
  • Barbiturate abuse: Abuse of barbiturate medications
  • 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
  • Chlorpheniramine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine medication) 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.
  • Clumsiness: Clumsy motions or poor coordination
  • Coordination problems: Symptoms affecting physical coordination.
  • Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Generalized seizures: Generalized seizures refers to convulsions that occur throughout the body.
  • Grand mal epilepsy: A condition characterize by sudden loss of consciousness with tonic-clonic seizures
  • Grand mal seizures: A condition which is characterized by the sudden onset of generalized muscle spasms and loss of consciousness
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
  • Inclusion Body Myositis: Progressive inflammatory muscle disease causing muscle weakness.
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis: A very rare autoimmune disorder where the body's own immune system attacks blood vessels and causes them to become inflamed. The condition is characterized by progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic pinkish-purple rash.
  • Labrynthitis: Inner ear condition affecting various ear structures
  • Labyrinthitis: Inner ear condition affecting various ear structures
  • Leg weakness: Muscle weakness of the leg
  • Meniere's disease: Ear fluid disorder causing balance problems.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • 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
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Any loss in the function of the peripheral nervous system
  • Postural hypotension: The occurrence of hypotension which occurs on transfer from lying to standing
  • Posture symptoms: Symptoms related to body posture
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A disorder characterized by reduced motor control, dementia and eye movement problems.
  • Sepsis: The presence of microorganisms in the blood circulation
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia 14: A rare genetic disorder (chromosome 19q13.4qter defect) characterized by gait ataxia, tremors and dysarthria (speech disorder). The condition progresses slowly.
  • Startle epilepsy: A form of epilepsy which is triggered by hearing a sudden unexpected stimulus such as a sudden sound. The seizures usually last less than 30 seconds and can occur numerous times during the day. The seizure involves a startle response followed by stiffening of the muscles for a short period of time. Muscle jerking may also be involved and falls are common. These types of seizures are extremely difficult to treat and tend to occur in patients with damage to the brain and intellectual handicap. These seizures often occur in Downs syndrome patients.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • TIA: Transient ischemic accident
  • Tonic seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in a part of the brain which results mainly in muscle stiffness and rigidity. Tonic seizures are considered relatively uncommon. They can occur at any age but are more common in childhood. Patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or multiple sclerosis are particularly susceptible to this type of seizure. Episodes usually only last for a matter of minutes and recovery can vary from minutes to hours.
  • Tonic-clonic seizure: formerly known as grand mal seizures. It involves the entire body causing muscle contraction and loss of consciousness
  • Trauma-related symptoms: Symptoms related to trauma or injury.
  • Urinary tract infection: Infection of the urinary tract
  • Vertigo: Feeling that the room or person is moving or spinning.

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