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11.50: Diseases of the Nervous System

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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cerebral palsy Disease caused by injury to the developing brain that results in impaired muscle coordination.
encephalitis Infection of the brain that can cause fever, headache, drowsiness, and confusion.
epilepsy Disease that causes seizures, a period of lost consciousness that may include violent muscle contractions.
meningitis Infection of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.
migraine Severe type of headache that occurs when blood vessels in the head expand.
Reye’s syndrome Condition that causes swelling of the brain; can occur among young people who take aspirin when they have a viral infection.
tumor Mass of cells that grows out of control.

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Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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