Conditions: Brain and nerves

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Absence seizures, also called petit mal seizures, are sudden yet brief losses of consciousness that do not cause any sort of lethargy afterwards. They may be triggered by hyperventilation, and are sometimes mistaken for daydreaming...


An acquired arteriovenous fistula is a condition whereby there is an abnormal channel between an artery and a vein. Normally, blood flows from arteries into capillaries and then into veins...


Acute neck pain can come on suddenly and prevent you from managing your normal daily activities. There are many causes of acute neck pain, including overuse, trauma, sprain or strain, slipped disc and osteoporosis...


Adult normal pressure hydrocephalus is a mild, difficult-to-diagnose type of hydrocephalus, a condition commonly referred to as “water on the brain.” The condition causes an excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in cavities within the brain, called ventricles...


According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die...


Amnesia is a loss of memory caused by damage to areas of the brain necessary for processing memories. In some cases, the episode of memory loss is temporary, also known as transient global amnesia...


An aneurysm is a condition whereby a section of an artery wall bulges, dilates or a balloons out. Your arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body...


Oxygen is essential for brain function. When oxygen levels drop to a dangerous level, brain cells begin to die. This can lead to an anoxia/hypoxia brain injury...


Aphasia is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language functions. It can make it difficult to read, write and say what you mean to say...


In the brain, the cerebellum is the section that controls balance. Chiari malformations occur when parts of the cerebellum protrude into the spinal canal...