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(Contributed by Dr. Michael Kryger.)
Neuropharmacology & Neurotherapeutics
Nov. 05, 2020
Neurogastroenterology is defined as the neurology of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas and encompasses control of digestion through the enteric nervous system, the central nervous system, and integrative centers in sympathetic ganglia. It primarily covers diseases of the intrinsic enteric nervous system, "brain of the gut," which is a part of the nervous system and controls motility, endocrine secretions, and microcirculation of the gastrointestinal system.
Nov. 10, 2020
Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration is characterized by extrapyramidal signs, ataxia, and cognitive decline. It is a progressive neurologic disorder that occurs in patients with chronic liver disease. Specific pathogenesis is not known, but diversion of portal blood into the systemic circulation appears to underlie the syndrome.
Nov. 20, 2020
Epilepsy & Seizures
Focal clonic seizures are a type of neocortical seizure emanating from the contralateral primary motor cortex. They are repetitive, brief and rhythmic, unilateral, and rapidly alternating contractions and relaxations of localized groups of muscles. They may affect the thumb only, the thumb and ipsilateral side of the lips, the hand, the whole arm, or any other contralateral to the focus body part.
Mar. 21, 2020
Sep. 14, 2020
Peroneal mononeuropathy presents with foot drop, sensory loss on dorsum of foot and lateral leg, and sometimes pain. It is the most common entrapment neuropathy in the lower extremity, with external compression and trauma being the most common etiology.
Jan. 09, 2017
May. 30, 2021
May. 19, 2021