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PSY223Notes4:6:12

PSY223Notes4:6:12 - Atrophy of muscles Dysfunctional sex...

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PSY223 CH. 10 Brain Damage part 2 4/6/12 Coma and Persistent Vegetative State Terry Shiavo Coma, lack of consciousness 6hour limit PVS awake, but not awake Reflexes mediated at brain stem Individuals with PVS rarely show improvement Ischemic stroke, each year in the US 750,99 have a stroke 90,000 women die 60,000 men die Lifetime chance one in seven 2 million stroke survivors Permanent disabilities Transient ischemic attack (TIA) Spinal cord Cervical Nerves: Top 1-8 Thoracic Nerves: Middle to Upper Lumbar Nerves: Middle to Lower Sacral Nerves: Bottom Quadriplegic: Cervical Paraplegic: Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal cord injury results in Most injuries: Bowel, Bladder Increased reflexes, hypertension
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Unformatted text preview: Atrophy of muscles Dysfunctional sex organs Methylprednisolone, a steroid Titanium rods or plates Recovery is rule, not exception “Spinal Brain” Forced-use training programs Healing the spinal cord Migraines Too much neural activity. Drugs found by chance Brain feels no pain Three genes involved Nerve signals pour into cortex Spreading depression and aura Pet scan showed three areas hyperactive Symptoms of migraine Headaches Aura, one out of four Sensitivity to stimuli such as light Pain, nerve endings in dura mater Tingling, nausea, slurred speech Disease of hyperactivity of the brain Migraine brain “on the edge” Many triggers...
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