Chapters 23

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Chapters 23
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Brain disorders: Neurologic system
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  1. Many conditions can cause a seizure. This is a chronic condition in which abnormal electrical activity is triggered in the brain without an underlying metabolic cause.
    Epilepsy
  2. Signs of seizure depend on the ___ and _____ of the seizure in the brain.
    size and location
  3. this can occur if seizes are unrelenting and uncontrolled.
    Irreversible brain damage
  4. Cerebrovascular accident is caused by one of these three interrupts of circulation to an area of the brain.
    Thrombus, Embolus, or an intracranial hemorrhage
  5. High blood pressure, atheroslerosis, cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol intake, insufficient exercise, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes are risk factors for
    Stroke
  6. This must be given within 3 hours of the onset of symptoms to be effective for thromboic stroke
    t-PA
  7. may leak or burst and cause a stroke
    Cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
  8. this type of hemorrhage is a medical emergency
    Subarachnoid
  9. this causes cerebral ischemia that progresses slowly
    Thrombosis
  10. this causes sudden neurologic deficits
    embolus
  11. Homonymous hemianopsia, hemiplegia or hemiparesis, agnosia, apraxia, aphasia, and dysphagia are some of the problems caused by a
    CVA (Cerebrovascular accident)

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