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Nervous System Health/Salud del Systema Nervioso

Nervous System Health/Salud del Systema Nervioso


This lesson will introduce several disorders of the nervous system and will investigate their cause and effect on the brain.

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Nervous System Health/Salud del Sistema Nervioso

En esta lección de hoy vamos a discutir diversos trastornos del sistema nervioso.

Terms to Know
  • Alzheimer’s disease

    A form of dementia caused by a slow degeneration of the cerebral cortex.

  • Autism

    A class of social disorders in which people have a hard time forming normal social relationships and display repetitive behavior.

  • Concussion

    A type of brain injury where it is “shaken violently”; can cause disruption of neuron activity and should be monitored closely. There are different levels of concussions that can occur.

  • Encephalitis

    Swelling of the brain caused by infection.

  • Meningitis

    Inflammation of the meninges; caused by a bacterial or viral infection.

  • Multiple sclerosis

    A demyelinating disease that causes motor complications, loss of sensations, and have episodes often referred to as “flare-ups.”

  • Paralysis

    Complete loss of voluntary function.

  • Parkinson’s disease

    A disease caused by degeneration of the midbrain (substantia nigra) that causes a marked inability of a person to relax their muscles.

  • Schizophrenia

    A psychotic disorder that causes delusions, hallucinations, incoherent speech, inappropriate /negative behavior.

  • Seizure

    Sudden, involuntary movement caused by erratic uncoordinated discharges by the brain.