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care patients disorders brain
Brain disorders: Neurologic system
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.
Signs of seizure depend on the ___ and _____ of the seizure in the brain.
size and location
this can occur if seizes are unrelenting and uncontrolled.
Irreversible brain damage
Cerebrovascular accident is caused by one of these three interrupts of circulation to an area of the brain.
Thrombus, Embolus, or an intracranial hemorrhage
High blood pressure, atheroslerosis, cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol intake, insufficient exercise, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes are risk factors for
This must be given within 3 hours of the onset of symptoms to be effective for thromboic stroke
may leak or burst and cause a stroke
Cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
this type of hemorrhage is a medical emergency
this causes cerebral ischemia that progresses slowly
this causes sudden neurologic deficits
Homonymous hemianopsia, hemiplegia or hemiparesis, agnosia, apraxia, aphasia, and dysphagia are some of the problems caused by a
CVA (Cerebrovascular accident)