Neurology

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders and diseases of the central nervous system.

Asked by Enos Reichel in Brain, Neurology

Is it true that we only use 10 percent of our brains?

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Nope! Humans use their whole brains for a wide variety of functions. It’s unclear where this myth started, but it’s been proven false by numerous brain scans showing that the brain is in near-constant complete use. It is true, however, that only 10 percent of the cells in the brain are neurons; the other 90 percent are support cells called glial cells, but it’s not entirely clear what those are for. It’s also true that there are particular moments where you might only be using 10 percent of your brain, like if you’re sitting still and just daydreaming. But the idea that there’s 90 percent more intelligence tucked away in your grey matter somewhere, and if you could unlock it somehow you’d be the next Einstein—that’s a total myth.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Neurology

What nerve is damaged in bells palsy?

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The Facial Nerve is damaged in Bells Palsy
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Head, Ears, and Nose, Neurology

Can you fly with bells palsy?

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No. Answer: Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Nothing in its causes, symptoms or impact would preclude flying.
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Carotid artery surgery - series?

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Normal anatomy There are four carotid arteries, with a pair located on each side of the neck. This includes the right- and left-internal carotid arteries, and the right- and left-external carotid arteries. The carotid arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to both the head and brain. Indications When the carotid arteries become blocked with cholesterol plaques (atherosclerotic plaques), blood flow to the brain is compromised. Also, small pieces of plaque can break off and block small arteries in the brain. This blockage of the blood vessels can cause transient-ischemic attacks and strokes. Procedure While you are deep asleep and pain-free, an incision is made in the neck, over the blocked carotid artery. A tube is inserted above and below the blockage to re-direct the blood flow. Fat and cholesterol build-ups are removed from the carotid artery. The artery is stitched (sutured) closed, the tube is removed, and the incision is closed. Aftercare A normal hospital stay is one to three days after surgery. Avoid bending the neck sharply in any direction. Reviewed By Review Date: 03/31/2011 Kevin Sheth, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine;David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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What is the best pre medical college for my speciality?

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Neurology requires many years of specialization and training. Some of the best medical schools in the country include Washington University in MO and Johns Hopkins University. These have some of the higher neurology program placement rates in the country.
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Neurologic deficit?

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Information A neurologic deficit is a functional abnormality of a body area due to a decrease in the function of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, or nerves. Examples include inability to speak, decreased sensation, loss of balance, weakness, mental function problems, visual changes, abnormal reflexes, and walking problems. See also: Focal neurologic deficits References Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J. Diagnosis of neurological disease. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Bradley: Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier; 2008:chap 1. Reviewed By Review Date: 02/16/2011 David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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What kind of school programs are available for neurology?

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Neurology is a common major in most colleges. The website: http://www.a2zcolleges.com/medical/Neurology.htm provides common schools that offer neurology for undergraduates.
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Could someone survive a 50 Cal DSR-50 Sniper Rifle Gunshot to the head?

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Extremely unlikely. Even a glancing impact with a large caliber round could cause a fatal head wound. A direct impact would be gruesomely lethal in the vast majority of cases.
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What are the top rated hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery?

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According to the US News and World Report rankings, here are the top 10 Adult Neurology and Neurosurgery hospitals: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD) New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York, NY) Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) NYU Langone Medical Center (New York, NY) UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (Saint Louis, MO)