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Baclofen

...  injuries are treated with this drug. Also, it is helpful for people who are suffering from spastic diplegia (a certain type of cerebral palsy), multiple sclerosis (a chronic disease that inflames the nervous system), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and trigeminal neuralgia ( a condition that directly affects the nerves of the facial muscles). A  ...

Pernicious Anemia

...  in which the red blood cell count becomes abnormally high. This is because of the absorption failure of vitamin B12 which is needed for the formation of red blood cells and the normal functioning of the nervous system. Let’s trace the cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency to prevent acquiring Pernicious anemia. The body is unable to produce Vitamin B12 by itself. It is only derived from foods,  ...

Astrocytes

...  the obstacle. Therefore, medicines targeting the brain must bypass the barrier for it to become effective. Nourishment As a type of glial cells, the astrocytes provide nourishment for the neurons in the nervous system. They produce lactate to be used in their metabolism. By providing the needed nutrients, neurons can perform its function in delivering electrical impulses. Repair Astrocytes also  ...

Glandular Structure

...  or external stimuli. Endocrine The glandular structure of the endocrine system secretes a chemical substance called the hormones. The hormones are the next controlling substances in the body next to the nervous system. Unlike the exocrine glandular structure, the endocrine pours the secretion directly to the blood stream. They are the ductless glands that affect the body at large. Some of the  ...

Spinal Nerves

...  nervous system is the primary control system in the body. It is divided into the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The spinal nerves are parts of the peripheral nervous system. They receive inputs from the different sensory organs in the body and deliver the information to the central nervous system for processing. Number and Nomenclature The human body has 31 spinal  ...

Cardiac Muscle

...  of the thin and thick filaments. The combination of these myofilaments makes up the sarcomere, which is the contractile unit of the muscle. Function The cardiac muscle is involuntarily controlled. the nervous system controls the number of times the heart will beat in a minute. That makes it sensible to say that even when you are asleep, your heart continues to pump blood to all parts of your  ...

Cervical Nerve Plexus

...  neck, the shoulders and the head. It also extends to the pharynx. It is embedded deep in the side of the neck. The cervical nerve plexus is a part of the Peripheral Nervous System or PNS; a part of the nervous system which is outside of the spinal cord and the brain. Ways to care for the cervical nerve plexus The cervical plexus nerves can be injured due to sports, hard manual work or  ...

Abducens Nerve

...  nervous system is divided into two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is further subdivided into the autonomic nervous system and the sensory-somatic nervous system. The sensory-somatic system consists of 12 pairs of cranial nerves and 31 pairs of spinal nerves. The sixth pair among these 12 pairs is the abducens nerves. Anatomy  ...

Accessory Nerve

...  system. The sensory-somatic system forms one of the two subdivisions of the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system, together with the central nervous system, comprises the nervous system. Now that we have laid the groundwork, let us look into the accessory nerve with a little more detail. Where can you find the accessory nerve? There are two accessory nerves  ...

Ventricles Of The Brain

...  is the mesencephalic aqueduct. It then completes the link of these four ventricles, as it is transversed in the midbrain. Although the fourth ventricle plays several roles for the function of the nervous system, one of its responsibilities is to communicate with the central canal of the spinal cord. It also aids the release of cerebrospinal fluid through the space in the subarachnoid.  ...