Essays Tagged: "White matter"

A simple essay on multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is a disease causing demylination of the white matter in the spinal cord and brain. The nerve damage slows, blocks or distorts transmission o ...

(2 pages) 76 2 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Simple essay on Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is a disease causing demylination of the white matter in the spinal cord and brain. The nerve damage slows, blocks or distorts transmission o ...

(2 pages) 75 0 4.5 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The aetiology, current and potential treatments of multiple sclerosis

fter the age of 60.When a person is under attack from MS, an inflammatory response is evoked in the white matter of the central nervous system. This inflammation occurs in random patches called ?laque ... ties present in these fluids, have been linked to MS. These abnormalities include increased no.? of white blood cells and higher than average amounts of protein, in particular, myelin basic protein an ...

(28 pages) 155 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Decreasing Brain Matter in Schizophrenia! scientific tests and progress of testing and preventing the degeneration of gray matter.

ed to be caused by degeneration in the hippocampal, cerebral and peripheral gray matter, peripheral white matter and the total brain volume. This information was obtained through comparative mathemati ... ined through comparative mathematical analysis though the use of MRI scans. These regions (gray and white matter, and hippocampal regions) have confirmed that there is a progressive reduction or brain ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The Human Brain

thin the cranium, continuous with the spinal cord, and composed of what is known as gray matter and white matter. It is the primary center for the regulation and control of bodily activities, receivin ... ring voices. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a new variety of MRI, was used in the study to see the white matter of the brain. If a myelination link is found, scientist may one day be able to diagnose ...

(5 pages) 127 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Genetic Disorder: Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

s a term used to refer to a genetic disorder that disrupts the adrenal glands due to the removal of white matter from the nerve fibers in an individual's brain which causes neuro-degeneration or deter ... the body, the central nervous system begins to deteriorate since these fatty acids will damage the white electrical insulation wrapping (myelin sheath) that is wrapped around the axons. Consequently, ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Adrenoleukodystrophy

are found in the blood plasma and tissues of the body. These fatty acids accumulate in the cerebral white matter of the brain and the adrenal glands.ALD only effects males. The symptoms of ALD may dev ...

(2 pages) 6 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Basal Ganglia Disorders

thin the cranium, continuous with the spinal cord, and composed of what is known as gray matter and white matter. It is the primary center for the regulation and control of bodily functions, receiving ...

(5 pages) 568 1 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology