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Neurological Conditions - Chapter Summary
This chapter offers video and text lessons addressing relatively simple neurological conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome to more complex and debilitating conditions, including Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. Each lesson contains detailed definitions, symptoms, causes and examples of key terms and conditions.
You will study such conditions as those affecting the brain and resulting in paralysis, speech impediments, numbness, memory loss and other symptoms. Once you have completely reviewed each of these lessons, you should be able to:
- Describe main types of traumatic brain injuries and their symptoms
- Identify and define terms used when discussing brain injuries
- Define different levels of consciousness
- Explain causes, symptoms and treatments of apraxia and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Describe symptoms and treatment options for Parkinson's disease
- Provide details such as causes and symptoms of Guillian-Barre Syndrome and Huntington's disease
- Discuss the differences between and impacts of dementia and Alzheimer's
Expert instructors guide you easily through video and text lessons using detailed definitions, examples and illustrations. Enjoy a self-paced study atmosphere with 24/7 accessibility of these lessons from any device and the option to print lesson transcripts if desired. Self-assessment quizzes allow you to determine how much you have retained from the lessons and whether you need to continue studying any topic covered in this chapter.
1. Traumatic Brain Injuries: Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson will focus on traumatic brain injury. Here, we'll learn what causes traumatic brain injury, what happens to the brain and the symptoms patients experience. Then we'll go over the two main types of traumatic brain injury as well as the treatment.
2. Medical Terminology for Brain Injuries
This lesson defines several different kinds of brain injuries: concussions, cerebral contusions, intracranial hematomas, coup-contrecoup, and shaken-baby syndrome.
3. Terminology for the Levels of Consciousness
This lesson will go over several different levels of consciousness and define these terms: consciousness, unconsciousness, confusion, delirium, lethargy, obtundation, syncope, stupor, coma and persistent vegetative state.
4. Medical Terminology for Abnormal Sensations
This lesson defines several terms for and conditions related to abnormal sensations: causalgia, hyperesthesia, paresthesia, restless legs syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and complex regional pain syndrome.
5. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Many people are afflicted with carpal tunnel syndrome. In this lesson, we will examine what causes this disorder, its symptoms, and how it can be treated.
6. What Is Apraxia? - Definition & Treatment
Did you know that there are more than eight different kinds of apraxia? In this lesson, you'll learn about the different types of apraxia as well as treatment options. Then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. Parkinson's Disease: Causes, Progression, and Treatments
This lesson will cover Parkinson's disease. It will inform you of what it is, what symptoms it causes, whom it affects most, why it occurs, and what treatment options exist. We'll explore everything from Lewy bodies to the substantia nigra.
8. Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Sudden Paralysis
In this lesson, we'll go over one very interesting condition known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. We'll review the odd reason why it may occur, the terrible things it causes, and the really cool ways by which it is treated.
9. What Is Huntington's Disease? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment
In this lesson, you'll learn about a neurodegenerative disorder called Huntington's disease. You'll learn what a CAG repeat is, and how the number of these repeats can be used to predict whether or not a person will get Huntington's disease.
10. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging
In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.
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