Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)See also Motor Neuron Disease Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a degenerative disorder of specific nerve cells of the spinal cord, brain stem and brain. It belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron… Read more »

Intracranial Hypertension

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Intracranial Hypertension Description Read more at Headache Australia (a division of Brain Foundation)   Further Information and Support Click here for the latest Australian research papers on Intracranial Hypertension  

Leukodystrophy

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Leukodystrophy Description ‘Leukodystrophy’ and the related term ‘leukoencephalopathy’ refer to a group of more than thirty-four conditions that affect the myelin, or white matter, of the brain and spinal cord. Leukodystrophies are genetic, neurological, degenerative disorders. This means that a person’s condition is caused by a faulty gene that affects the development of myelin, leading… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease   Description Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia — a neurodegenerative disease that damages the brain’s intellectual functions (memory, orientation, calculation, etc.), but usually preserves its motor functions.

Agenesis Corpus Callosum

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Agenesis Corpus Callosum Description Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is a rare congenital abnormality in which there is a partial or complete absence of the corpus callosum. This is the area of the brain which connects the two cerebral hemispheres.