Disorders of the nervous system

S. R. Prabhu

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Abstract

This chapter deals with diseases of the nervous system. Starting with common symptoms of disorders of the nervous system, the chapter presents essential details of the clinical examinations and investigations employed in nervous system diseases. This is followed by nervous system diseases of dental interest which include headache, migraine, stroke (cerebrovascular accident), transient ischaemic attack (TIA), epilepsy, parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, motor neurone disease, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, superior laryngeal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia, meningitis, and coma and examination of the comatose patient. Each disease entity starts with the definition or description followed by its causes, symptoms, signs, investigations employed and principles of management. Where relevant, the oral and dental aspects of diseases of the nervous system are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes on General Medicine for Dental Practice
Subtitle of host publicationA System Based approach with Dental Management Considerations
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Pages163-179
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781634630283
ISBN (Print)9781634630061
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Prabhu, S. R. (2014). Disorders of the nervous system. In Lecture Notes on General Medicine for Dental Practice: A System Based approach with Dental Management Considerations (pp. 163-179). Nova Science Publishers Inc.