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Glossary for Neurologic disorders

Medical terms related to Neurologic disorders or mentioned in this section include:

  • 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.
  • Alcohol use: Use of alcohol (as a symptom)
  • Aneurysm: Swelling or ballooning of part of an artery
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Brain abscess: abscess in the brain may involve any of the lobes of the brain
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Brain tumour: various extrinsic and intrinsic factors add up to to cause tumour in the brain
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Cryptococcosis: A fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans which primarily affects the central nervous system and the lungs. People with weakened immune systems such as AIDS sufferers are generally more susceptible to this type of infection.
  • Decreased mental acuity: A decrease in ones perception of what is happening around them
  • 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
  • Extradural hematoma: Bleeding in the skull outside the brain
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome: A condition which occurs in a new born fetus and is caused by the mother consuming excess alcohol during her pregnancy
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hydrocephalus: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles
  • Hypoxia: This is where there is a reduction of oxygen supply to parts of the body below what is required for adequate perfusion
  • Intellectual Decline: decreased mental acuity
  • 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.
  • Lead encephalopathy:
  • Medulloblastoma: A type of brain tumor.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
  • Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Bacterial respiratory infection
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Paralysis symptoms: Loss of body control and/or feeling.
  • Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage: subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. This area is called the subarachnoid space
  • Subdural hematoma: A condition which is characterized by a blood clot beneath the dura mater
  • Wallenberg's Syndrome: A rare neurological condition caused by a stroke (involving the cerebellar artery) and resulting in symptoms such as facial paralysis or weakness on one side of body.
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy: Brain condition with various effects

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Neurologic disorders:

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