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Nervous system diseases

The nervous system helps all parts of the body communicate effectively. There are two parts of the nervous system – central and peripheral.

Problems of the nervous system include multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, shingles and stroke.

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Last reviewed: February 2014

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Parkinson's Disease (Video) | myVMC

Parkinsons disease is a condition affecting the central nervous system. Dr Henryk Kranz discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinsons disease.

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Multiple System Atrophy (Shy Drager Syndrome) | myVMC

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is an adult-onset disease with features of parkinsonism, autonomic dysfunction, urinary dysfunction and cerebellar ataxia. There is progressive loss of neuronal and oligodendroglial cells in the central nervous system.

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Peripheral Neuropathies | myVMC

Peripheral neuropathies are a group of disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system, or nerves outside the brain and central nervous system.

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Central Nervous System (CNS) | myVMC

The nervous system can be divided into two sections the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Our nervous system performs three major functions in the body:

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Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurodegenerative condition that affects the central nervous system (CNS).

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Lymphoma of the Brain | myVMC

Cancers of the Brain may be of the Lymphoma type. Primary lymphomas arise from lymphatic cells found within the brain. Secondary lymphomas arise from outside the central nervous system and deposit within the CNS as a metastatic process. Primary lymphomas will be discussed here.

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Myoclonus | myVMC

Myoclonus is a term used to describe a broad array of brief and involuntary muscle jerks or “twitches” that originate within the central nervous system. The jerks can occur in many muscles throughout the body and are caused by muscle contractions or lapses in muscle contraction, which are termed positive and negative myoclonus respectively.

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Porphyria - Lab Tests Online AU

The porphyrias are a group of uncommon diseases that cause either disease affecting the skin, disease affecting the nervous system, or both.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains questions and answers about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in animals and its links with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in humans.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) | myVMC

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. In MS, multiple areas of demyelination within the brain and spinal cord cause conduction problems within the CNS.

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