Essays Tagged: "brain cells"


tunistic diseases, and to the development of unusual cancers. The virus also tends to reach certain brain cells. This leads to so-called neuropsychiatric abnormalities, or psychological disturbances c ... f AIDS. It is now recognized, however, that neuropsychiatric manifestations of HIV infection of the brain are also common. Other complications of HIV infection include fever, diarrhea, severe weight l ...

(12 pages) 245 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Cigarettes and Their Destruction of the Brain

Cigarettes and Their Destruction of the BrainSmokers generally feel more comfortable after that especially important first cigarette of the ... not really have these effects; what the smoker perceives is an illusion. Nicotine begins to act on brain cells within ten seconds of inhalation, fitting into 'keyholes' on the surface of the brain; t ... ues, as the smoker's attention becomes increasingly focused on cigarettes. Nicotine causes smokers' brain cells to grow more nicotinic receptors than normal; therefore, the brain may function normally ...

(3 pages) 70 1 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Human Cloning is Good

rgans would eliminate individuals waiting on a list for an organ transplant. Skin for burn victims, brain cells for the brain damaged, spinal cord cells for quadriplegics and paraplegics, hearts, lung ...

(2 pages) 262 4 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects


ortunistic diseases, andto the development of unusual cancers. The virus also tends toreach certain brain cells. Since the first AIDS cases werereported in 1981, through mid-1991, more than 190,000 AI ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Huntington's Disease

totwenty years. The disease works by degenerating the ganglia (a pair of nerveclusters deep in the brain that controls movement, thought, perception, andmemory) and cortex by using energy incorrectly ... t, perception, andmemory) and cortex by using energy incorrectly. The brain will starve theneurons (brain cells), and sometimes make them work harder than usual,causing extreme mental stress. The resu ...

(4 pages) 88 1 2.6 Jul/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Marijuana properties.

l) which causes a state of euphoria, this euphoric state has consequences such as the destroying of brain cells used for memory, twice the likely hood of getting cancer than smoking, sacs under eyes, ...

(2 pages) 86 1 3.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Huntington's Disease

oblems. Huntington's Disease is a progressive disorder involving degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. It is one of the more common inherited brain disorders. About 25,000 Americans have it and an ... 00 or so will carry the defective gene and that binds itself to the Huntington molecule only in the brain. Both conclude that Huntington Disease is a mutation that causes damage to brain cells further ...

(2 pages) 58 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Are Electro-Convulsion Treatments Harmful?

it works by causing a seizure with an electrical shock. This seizure releases many chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters, which deliver messages from one brain cell to another. It is believe ... mitters, which deliver messages from one brain cell to another. It is believed that this jarring of brain cells stimulates them and makes them work better. It is for people who have the following cond ...

(4 pages) 28 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Information About Alzheimer's Disease.

d by federal government, but private funding also takes place.Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease. It is caused by a slow break down of the brain cells. This is caused by unknown reaso ... by unknown reasons but it is believed to be caused by renegade proteins surrounding and destroying brain cells. AD is actually quite random toward its victims. The greatest risk factor for the diseas ...

(4 pages) 105 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Illegal Drug Use Contributes to an Increase in Crime and Violence.

etrimental effects on the user, as well as society as a whole. Illegal drugs deteriorate the user's brain cells and causes people to do things against their better judgment. Crime and violence may als ... e life-ruining drugs claim many lives each year; as their addictive nature breaks down and destroys brain cells and leaves the drug addict to hopelessly waste away. Illegal drug use must be combated, ...

(2 pages) 61 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

"Epilepsy", What is Epilepsy, how does one get epilepsy, what are the different types of Epilpsy, and what are the causes.

Background:Epilepsy is also referred to as seizure disorder; it is a chronic brain disorder that briefly interrupts the normal electrical activity of the brain to cause seizures ... fusion, sudden fear, or loss of consciousness. Epilepsy may be a result from a head injury, stroke, brain tumor, lead poisoning, or genetic conditions. An interesting fact about epilepsy is that in ov ... Seizures:A person has a seizure when there is an abnormal discharge of electrical energy in certain brain cells. The discharge spreads to nearby cells, and the effect may be loss of consciousness, inv ...

(4 pages) 110 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The bad side of marajuana and how it affects the human body and a couple interesting facts about extacie

re lazy and not do alot of stuff in life. marajuana also kills the little cells in your head called brain cells. marajuana also rotts away tour memory, so people who smoke marajuana are mor likely to ... ab monkeys? they gave them three dozes a day for four days and the drug was still eating away their brain cells seven years later. so if you want to have a good future stay in scholl, go to colledge, ...

(1 pages) 30 0 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Stem Cell Research-What are stem cells and why should we continue studying them?

ind of cell in the human body. Most cells have a specific function such as liver cells, skin cells, brain cells and so forth, and once they have taken on this function, in a process called differentia ... nt's right arm. Traditional drug therapy did not help. Stem cells were harvested from the patient's brain (adult stem cells) using a routine brain biopsy procedure. They were cultured and expanded to ...

(3 pages) 326 1 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Should Cloning be Ban?

d from cloned embryos the following diseases threatening millions of people on earth can be treated:Brain disorders like Parkinson and Alzheimer thanks to derived brain cellsDiabetes thanks to derived ...

(2 pages) 55 2 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects


psy is a nervous system disorder that produces sudden, intense bursts of electrical activity in the brain. This abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes seizures, which may briefly upset a per ... djustment use this comparison, for every second you are in a seizure you are killing many times the brain cells than if you were not. Add into this equation that the lack of oxygen to brain while in a ...

(4 pages) 77 1 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


A stroke is a very serious illness that can lead to death. A stroke or brain attack occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks ... a blood vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When a brain attack occurs, it kills brain cells in the immediate area. Doctors call this are ... ation. Your doctor can check to see if you have problems in the circulation supplying blood to your brain.Stroke symptoms include:·Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially o ...

(3 pages) 87 2 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Oh...How I will miss you!

important. It isn't like he is trying to, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, a disease that makes your brain cells die, causing most memories to die out. I visit my grandfather every one to two years, be ...

(2 pages) 35 2 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Glucose regulation

glucose is the primary source of energy in the human body, and is the only source of energy for the brain. The glucose is transported all over the body via the blood plasma and if there is too much pr ... erly as they will not have the correct amounts of energy. This can be particularly dangerous to the brain cells as their only source of energy comes from glucose. Cells take up the glucose through ins ...

(4 pages) 78 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bipolar disorder

rder? I once heard a member of a listserv suggest that it is caused by a shortage of Lithium in the brain. One forum participant said he vaguely remembered reading an article that tried to link dog bi ... American Journal of Psychiatry that reports "in those with bipolar disorder, two major areas of the brain contain 30 percent more cells that send signals to other brain cells." This report theorizes t ...

(4 pages) 64 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Anesthetics- a history and essay about the 4 types: general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, local anesthesia, and sedation.

and sedation. General anesthesia is issued for the reversible loss of consciousness and effects the brain cells. Regional anesthesia effects a large bundle of nerves on a particular area of the body, ... at general anesthetics affect the spinal cord, which results in immobility. It has an effect on the brain-stem reticular activating system, which results in a patient's unconsciousness. It also effect ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases