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  1. Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neuroimmunologic (both the nervous system and the immunological system are involved) disorder of the central nervous system involving the brain,spinal chord and optic nerves. By means of a mechanism not clearly understood,the protective fatty,insulating substance called myelin sheath that covers the nerve is destroyed. The inflammatory attacks that produce the ...

  2. Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Primary Lateral Sclerosis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  3. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Nystagmus, Benign Paroxysmal Positional is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  4. Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Wernicke - Korsakoff Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  5. Guillain Barré Syndrome

    Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a rare,rapidly progressive disorder that consists of inflammation of the nerves (polyneuritis) and,usually causing muscle weakness,sometimes progressing to complete paralysis. Although the precise cause of GBS is unknown,a viral or respiratory infection precedes the onset of the syndrome in about half of the cases. This has led to the theory that GBS may be ...

  6. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Transverse Myelitis

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Transverse Myelitis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Susac's Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Susac Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. Distal Myopathy

    Distal myopathy (or distal muscular dystrophy) is a general term for a group of rare progressive genetic disorders characterized by wasting (atrophy) and weakness of the voluntary distal muscles. The distal muscles are those farther from the center of the body and include the muscles of the lower arms and legs and the hands and feet. Conversely,the proximal muscles are the muscles closest to ...

  10. Hydrocephalus

    Hydrocephalus is a condition in which abnormally widened (dilated) cerebral spaces in the brain (ventricles) inhibit the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull and puts pressure on the brain tissue. An enlarged head in infants and increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure are frequent findings but are not necessary for the diagnosis of ...

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