Neurology Essays

Sort By:
  • Good Essays

    Biomedical Career Essay

    • 734 Words
    • 3 Pages

    A biomedical career that I found interesting is a neurologist. This profession is connected to neurology, which is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders in the nervous system, focusing on the brain and the spinal cord. Some similar careers are: Psychiatrist, Neurosurgeon, Biological Psychologist, etc. Neurologists diagnose and treat people with an array of disorders, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer 's, epilepsy, and much more. Neurologists can prescribe medication to patients, but if one requires

    • 734 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Essay On Epilepsy

    • 919 Words
    • 4 Pages

    There are many illnesses which can cause an individual to experience debilitating problems. Epilepsy is one of those illnesses which can cause an individual to lose all control of their body. If you are not familiar with what epilepsy is let me explain, there are nerve cells within the brain and these nerve cells have electrical activity. What happens with epilepsy is this electrical activity fires at a rate up to four times higher than its normal rate. This increase in fire activity causes a squall

    • 919 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    History/Literature Review: The first case of Guillain Barre was in 1916, during World War 1. Guillian Barre gets its name from the scientists named George Guillian, Jean Alexandre Barre and Andre Sthrol. Guillian and Barre studied neurology and were doctors for the French army. They reported a case where two soldiers were half paralyzed. Both the soldiers, however were able to recover. Guillian, Barre and Sthrol published a paper saying that movement of muscles was weakened and protein

    • 724 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Adie Syndrome Essay

    • 387 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Adie syndrome, also called Holmes-Adie syndrome or Adie 's tonic pupil, is a rare neurological disorder, which affects the autonomic nervous system and the eye’s pupil (the opening in the centre of the eye). In most patients, the pupil of the eye is larger than normal (dilated) and react slowly in response to direct light. Poor or absent tendon reflexes are also linked to this disorder. Causes The exact cause of Adie 's pupil has been unknown. There are many potential causes, including a type of

    • 387 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Aphasia Case Study

    • 987 Words
    • 4 Pages

    A case study of Aphasia Aphasia : - The loss of the ability to understand or produce speech because of brain damage. An Introduction of Aphasia:- Aphasia is the impairment of language abilities following brain damage. This damage may be the result of tumor, trauma, infection or accident being referred to as a stroke. The linguistic sciences directly connected with mind and psychological behavior. The linguistic expression of a man depends many times on the mental states. Such as a love, anger

    • 987 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Spina Bifida Essay

    • 1137 Words
    • 5 Pages

    There are many different types of birth defects. This paper will discuss one of the more common, spina bifida, which is a type of defect most often referred to as a neural tube defect. Spina bifida directly affects the spine and is often noticed at birth. Spina bifida does not have a specific location but can appear at any location along the spine. The neural tubes are supposed to be closed; in spina bifida this process does not happen, and damage results to the nerves and spinal cord. The severity

    • 1137 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    that Dr. Carter has done and is continuing to do. Therefore, I wish to make a statement on her relevancy and importance. First, allow me to provide a summary of my own position in the field of Neuroscience. I am a Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University in the School of Medicine. I am also the Principal Investigator and Director at the Alzheimer

    • 976 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Alzheimer's Case Study

    • 907 Words
    • 4 Pages

    AD progression & diagnosis The progression of Alzheimer's can be described through several main cognitive stages starting at no cognitive decline through too mild to moderate before progressing to a more severe form of the disease. The pathological process associated with AD occurs roughly 20-25 years before symptoms appear (Mullane & Williams 2013). When symptoms become predominant Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed through a standardized scale (Mini-Mental State Exam) or questionnaire (Functional Activities

    • 907 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Rett’s Syndrome Kelsey Leroux Child Development CYC 101 Lenore Simbulan October 14, 2016 Rett’s Syndrome Rett’s syndrome is defined by the Ontario Rett’s Syndrome Association (ORSA) as “a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by the loss of the spoken language and hand use, coupled with the development of distinctive hand stereotypies… It is usually caused by a mutation of the MECP2 gene on the x chromosome” (2016). Rett’s syndrome is considered by medical experts as a rare genetic

    • 1299 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    According to Groome (1999), the causes of amnesia can be of two types which are the physical cause (organic amnesia) and psychological cause (psychogenic amnesia). Organic Amnesia occurs when there are physical damages or injuries to the brain. Some examples of organic amnesia includes Alzheimer disease, Korsakoff’s syndrome (Korsakoff’s amnesia), Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE), temporal lobe surgery, Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and other injuries affecting the brain such as stroke, Huntington

    • 878 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Introduction Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system, causing damage to the nerve cells, which could cause permanent damage, leaving those who suffering from the disease with a myriad of lifelong issues. According to Mayo Clinic (2018), “Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected.” The damage varies from patient to patient; with many of the symptoms include numbness and tingling of the

    • 1858 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    As a young girl, I had a genuine fascination with the makeup of the world we lived in. I wanted to know anything and everything there was to know about the world. I would consistently and sternly press on questions to the adults in my life. “How does a leaf grow? How many cells are on your tongue? How is a TV made?” These are a few of the millions of curiosities that I presented to my parents, teachers, and mentors. Every now and again I would receive a groan or an “I don’t know” in an annoyed tone

    • 1092 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Essay On Late Adulthood

    • 1001 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Late adulthood (final life stage) It is defined as the period of life from sixty five years and on. During late adulthood the body cells fail to function normally or produce new body cells for replacing the dead or faulty cell and this is the sign of growing old. This results in physical, biological, psychological, social and cognitive changes. Physical changes The physical changes are both externally and internally. In the external changes, a) The hair whitens and becomes thin. b) There is

    • 1001 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    NAME: Cassianna Sookram ID#: 812003173 DATE: 20.04.2016 CASE REPORT: Retinitis Pigmentosa (Pathology 2) ABSTRACT This case looks at the clinical findings, causes, signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests and management options of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa. Keywords: Retinitis Pigmentosa INTRODUCTION Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment due to the progressive degeneration of the rod photoreceptor cells in the retina. It may

    • 1471 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Nervous System Case Study

    • 1418 Words
    • 6 Pages

    10.1 STROKE This concept was taken from module 10 “Assessment of nervous system”, Sub-topic 3 “common abnormalities and assessment findings of nervous system”. Stroke is a condition of both the nervous and cardio-vascular system. Stroke is a condition of brain damage which results due to shortage of blood supply. The blood supply to the arteries of the brain is reduced leading to brain damage. This result from shortage of blood supply and glucose supply to the brain. In the US it is the fourth

    • 1418 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Trisomy 21 Case Study

    • 760 Words
    • 4 Pages

    The condition pictured in this lesson is Trisomy 21, which is a well-known condition called Down syndrome. It is the most common birth defect in the United States, and it’s named after the physician who first diagnosed it as a syndrome, John Langdon Down. (1) Down syndrome, in most cases, affects every cell of the body, and can cause multiple difficulties mentally and physically. Despite the hardships people born with Down syndrome have, 50% will live longer than 50 years old, and with the right

    • 760 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    DEFINITION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease on central nervous membrane (CNS). CNS consist of brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. T cells attacks myelin and produce damaging inflammation. Nerve impulses cannot be sent properly (will be explained in section 2) This disease is a lifetime neurological disorder. Diagnosing of MS is complicated because there is no single test can be positively test it. Diagnosing MS includes neurological examination, magnetic

    • 2065 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Schools sports cause injuries but how terrible is that? Some people think that schools should take sports that cause lots of injuries out of school athletic program. This is most likely due to the sparse amount of stories parents have heard of other people’s kids getting hurt. But I believe that schools should keep sports even though they are injury prone this is because kids are going to get hurt there is no way to prevent all wounds and kids still admire their sport even after they get hurt and

    • 1288 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Dementia Outline

    • 1251 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Topic: Dementia Written By: Roxanne Lim, Panchami Chandukudlu, Aditi, Jenny Sui Yuan Abstract: 1. Brief Outline Dementia, commonly referred to as senility, constitutes a vast branch of neurodegenerative disorders that affect the cognitive well being of an individual’s ability to think, remember and act. More commonly addressed in its chronic form, dementia is associated with a range of diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia (making up to 70% of cases), Parkinson’s

    • 1251 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Lou Gehrig's Disease

    • 1568 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis known by an another name as Lou Gehrig’s disease affects a maximum of 2,000 people a year from the age of 50 - 70 years. The word amyotrophic was derived from the Greek descendants. The Signs of lower motor neuron and upper motor neuron damage is not detailed by any other disease process other than ALS. It attacks the neurons present in the CNS. They function in transmitting messages from the central nervous system to the voluntary muscles - the ones which can be controlled

    • 1568 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Powerful Essays