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Disorder of nervous system

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Disease, Nervous System; Diseases, Nervous System; Disorder, Nervous System; Disorder, Neurologic; Disorder, Neurological; Disorders, Nervous System; Disorders, Neurologic; Disorders, Neurological; Nervous System Disease; Nervous System Diseases; Nervous System Disorder; Nervous System Disorders; Neurologic Disorder; Neurologic Disorders; Neurological Disorder; Neurological Disorders
SNOMED CT: Disorder of nervous system (118940003); Neurological disorder (118940003); Nervous system disease (118940003)


The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood. There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. Major types include. - Diseases caused by faulty genes, such as Huntington's disease and muscular dystrophy. - Problems with the way the nervous system develops, such as spina bifida. - Degenerative diseases, where nerve cells are damaged or die, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. - Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke. - Injuries to the spinal cord and brain. - Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy . - Cancer, such as brain tumors. - infections, such as meningitis.  [from MedlinePlus]

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  • CROGVDisorder of nervous system

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