Neurology and Psychiatry - Animated Medical Dictionary

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The FOCUS Animated Pocket Dictionary of Neurology and Psychiatry, the first ever animated dictionary in the subject, fills the void quite effectively. A must-have resource for physicians and students who would greatly benefit from this module, it covers 80 neuropsychiatry related terms and definitions.

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Neurology and Psychiatry - Animated Medical Dictionary
  • ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a behavioral and developmental disorder of childhood that often persists into adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has been associated with structural and functional brain differences especially in the frontal lobes, striatum and cerebellar regions.

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  • Adrenal glands

    Adrenal glands or suprarenal glands are two triangular endocrine glands located one on top of each kidney.

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  • Adrenaline

    Adrenaline, also called epinephrine, is a hormone synthesised in the adrenal medulla within the adrenal gland and secreted in response to stress and stimulates autonomic nerve action. This hormone secretion is part of the ‘fight or flight’ reactions - quickening of heart beat, opening up of bronchioles in the lungs, etc - which a body has in response to physical or psychological stress.

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  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone

    Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and stimulates the growth of the adrenal cortex and the secretion of corticosteriods by the adrenal glands. ACTH is released by the pituitary gland in short bursts, for every few hours.

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  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which results in a gradual loss of mental functions due to the deterioration of brain tissue. It is the most common cause of dementia.

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  • Amnesia

    Amnesia is a partial or total loss of memory. Damage to the part of the brain that stores, processes and recalls memory causes amnesia, and could be the initial symptoms of some neurodegenerative diseases.

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  • Auditory nerve

    Auditory nerve is the nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. These eighth pair of cranial nerves transmit sensory impulses concerned with hearing and balance.

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  • Autism

    Autism is a developmental disability caused by a neurological disorder that typically appears in the first three years of a child. Autism affects parts of the brain concerning social interaction and communication, and is characterised by difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication and extremely limited range of activities.

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  • Basal Ganglia

    Basal ganglia is a region located at the base of the brain consisting of three groups of nuclei - the caudate nucleus, putamen, and the globus pallidus - and plays an important role in coordinating voluntary movement.

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  • Bell'sPalsy

    Bell's palsy, the most common form of facial palsy, is the paralysis of the facial nerve, the nerve that stimulates the muscles on one side of the face.

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