Brain and nerves
The brain, nerves and spinal cord form part of the nervous system. Nerve cells and chemicals called neurotransmitters help different parts of the body communicate. Tumours, seizures, headaches and brain disorders can affect the brain.
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Topic: Brain disorders
Cerebral haemorrhage is a serious stroke that requires urgent medical treatment. .
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is characterised by physical deterioration of the brain, dementia and walking difficulties
Hydrocephalus is the abnormal enlargement of the brain cavities (ventricles) caused by a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid.
Leukodystrophy refers to a group of inherited disorders that affect the white matter of the brain, which causes loss of normal brain functions.
A subarachnoid haemorrhage is any bleed located underneath one of the protective layers of the brain known as the arachnoid layer.
Subdural haematomas are blood clots formed underneath one of the protective layers of the brain.