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  Encyclopedia topic: Cephalic disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions that stem from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system (The sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells).
Cephalic is a term that means "head (The upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains) " or "head end of the body." Congenital means the disorder is present at, and usually before, birth (The event of being born).
This is a neurological disorder in which the circumference of the head is smaller than average for the age and gender of the infant or child.
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 Cephalic disorders
Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions that stem from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system.
Cephalic is a term that means "head" or "head end of the body." Congenital means the disorder is present at, and usually before, birth.
Cephalic disorders are not necessarily caused by a single factor, but may be influenced by hereditary or genetic conditions, or by environmental exposures during pregnancy, such as medication taken by the mother, maternal infection, or exposure to radiation.
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 Cephalic disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cephalic is a term that means "head" or "head end of the body."
Hydranencephaly is an extreme form of porencephaly, which is characterized by a cyst or cavity in the cerebral hemispheres, and may be caused by vascular insult or injuries, infections, or traumatic disorders after the 12th week of pregnancy.
Craniostenosis are deformities of the skull caused by the premature fusion or joining together of the cranial sutures.
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 Cephalic Disorders - neurologychannel
Cephalic disorders may be caused by genetic conditions or by exposure of the mother and developing fetus to infections, toxic substances, medications, or radiation.
Anencephaly is one of the most serious cephalic disorders and afflicts roughly 1000 to 2000 babies born in the United States annually.
In this disorder, there is abnormal enlargement of the occipital horns—the rear portion of the cavities or chambers of the brain.
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 Cephalic Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Understanding the normal development of the human nervous system, one of the research priorities of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, may lead to a better understanding of cephalic disorders.
Hydranencephaly is an extreme form of porencephaly (a rare disorder, discussed later in this fact sheet, characterized by a cyst or cavity in the cerebral hemispheres) and may be caused by vascular insult (such as stroke) or injuries, infections, or traumatic disorders after the 12th week of pregnancy.
Scientists are also concentrating their efforts on understanding the complex processes responsible for normal early development of the brain and nervous system and how the disruption of any of these processes results in congenital anomalies such as cephalic disorders.
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 Neurology - Wikimd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Neurological disorders are a group of disorders that involve the central nervous system (brain, brainstem and cerebellum), the peripheral nervous system (including cranial nerves), and the autonomic nervous system (parts of which are located in both central and peripheral nervous system).
Major branches are headache, stupor and coma, dementia, seizure, sleep disorders, trauma, infections, neoplasms, neuroophthalmology, movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, spinal cord disorders, and disorders of peripheral nerves, muscle and neuromuscular junctions.
Many mental illnesses are believed to be neurological disorders of the central nervous system, but they are classified separately.
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 Talk:Cephalic disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some of these disorders are certainly deserving of separate pages, anencephaly, for example.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems to be the only article here that groups together a whole bunch of similar disorders without any of them having separate articles.
This article doesn't have to be deleted; instead, create larger articles for more common disorders, and use this article to provide an overview.
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 Cephalic Disorders Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Cephalic disorders may be influenced by hereditary or genetic conditions or by environmental exposures during pregnancy (e.g., medication taken by the mother, maternal infection, exposure to radiation).
Treatments for cephalic disorders depend upon the particular type of disorder.
Recent studies have shown that the addition of folic acid to the diet of women of child-bearing age may significantly reduce the incidence of neural tube defects.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/cephalic_disorders/cephalic_disorders.htm   (672 words)

  
 Autism - Diagnosis - neurologychannel
Asperger disorder is sometimes considered a variation of autism.
Childhood disintegrative disorder causes marked deterioration of intellectual, social, and language skills around the age of 3 or 4.
Rett disorder is a progressive neurological disorder that occurs only in girls.
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 Causes (from congenital disorder) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
mental disorder that is marked by deeply ingrained and lasting patterns of inflexible, maladaptive, or antisocial behaviour.
A personality disorder is an accentuation of one or more personality traits to the point that the trait significantly impairs an individual's social or occupational functioning.
Diseases or disorders that arise from abnormalities in the genetic material of an individual are termed genetic disorders.
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During this time I didn't know what was wrong with me. I didn't know there was actually a name and condition for what I was experiencing, but I did decide to try to figure the problem out.
He told me anxiety and panic disorder is not a mental illness.
I learned that what keeps anxiety and panic disorder alive and feeding on itself is the fear of it.
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 Cephalic Disorders
Cephalic disorders are congenital conditions that stem from damage to, or abnormal...
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Cephalic Disorders General Information -Article relating to particular medical disease, condition, or disorder.
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 Cerebral Venous Thrombosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The disorder is inherited as an autosomal dominant one with greater penetrance in females.
There is considerable debate as to whether migraine is primarily a cephalic vascular disorder or a disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) with the pendulum currently swinging a little more in favour of the neurogenic theory.
Recent clinical and experimental evidence strongly points to migraine as a disorder initiated in the brain, accompanied by secondary changes in the perivascular nerve endings of the cephalic circulation finally resulting in neurogenic inflammation.
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 Positional Plagiocephaly Petition
Prior to the 1992 Implementation of the Back to Sleep Campaign, it was estimated that 1 in 300 babies had varying degrees of cranial asymmetry {abnormal head shape}.
As of today, it is estimated that 1 in 60 babies have a cephalic disorder, known as Positional Plagiocephaly.
The Positional Plagiocephaly Petition to American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Infant Positioning and SIDS, and The American Board of Pediatrics was created by and written by Katherine Dattilo (dattkat@yahoo.com).
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 Anxiety Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Online Canadian Pharmacy - Discount Canadian Drugs - Medical Dictionary - Disorder, cephalic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Early in development, this plate of cells forms a critically important structure called the neural tube, a narrow sheath that closes between the third and fourth weeks of pregnancy to form the brain and spinal cord of the embryo.
The principal types of cephalic disorders, in alphabetical order, include the following disorders.
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 Cephalic Disorders Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Cephalic Disorders Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The nation's leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system
What are the Different Kinds of Cephalic Disorders?
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 Cephalic disorder definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Causation: Cephalic disorders are not necessarily caused by a single factor, but may be influenced by hereditary or genetic conditions, or by environmental exposures during pregnancy such as medication taken by the mother, maternal infection, or exposure to radiation.
Embryology: The human nervous system develops from a small, specialized plate of cells on the surface of the embryo.
Health impact: Damage to the developing nervous system is a major cause of chronic, disabling disorders and, sometimes, death in infants, children, and even adults.
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 Misdiagnosis of Amnestic disorder - WrongDiagnosis.com
About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Amnestic disorder or confirming a diagnosis of Amnestic disorder, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Amnestic disorder may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Amnestic disorder.
Amnestic disorder as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Amnestic disorder is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:
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 An aetiological study of 25 mentally retarded adults with autism -- van Karnebeek et al. 39 (3): 205 -- Journal of ...
be considered a symptom, caused by a variety of underlying disorders.
Female with autistic disorder and monosomy X (Turner syndrome): parent-of-origin effect of the X chromosome.
Cytogenetic and molecular analysis of inv dup(15) chromosomes observed in two patients with autistic disorder and mental retardation.
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 Anencephaly
NTDs in general are one of the most common birth defects, occurring in approximately 1 in 1,000 live births in the United States.
Anencephaly occurs when the top, or cephalic portion, of the neural tube does not close properly during fetal development.
Anencephaly Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
www.chg.duke.edu /diseases/anencephaly.html   (509 words)

  
 Disorder cephalic - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We found one dictionary with English definitions that includes the word Disorder cephalic:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "Disorder cephalic" is defined.
Disorder, cephalic : MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary [home, info]
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 Article: NINDS Cephalic Disorders Information Page: NINDS - WrongDiagnosis.com
Current Chapter: NINDS Cephalic Disorders Information Page: NINDS Next Chapters
Cephalic Disorders fact sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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