Genetic Aspects of Stroke The brain is the most complex of all the organs in the body. It is comprised of three pounds of tissue, which operates as the nerve center of the body. It connects all of our body functions, such as behavior, emotions, and movement. Because the brain is very hard working organ, it requires a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients from blood to function effectively. The heart pumps blood throughout the cerebral arteries, and delivers blood to the brain. Therefore, any significant
Introduction 1.1. Introduction Stroke is a leading neurological disorder and causes long-term disability worldwide. The World Health Organization estimated that 15 million individuals1 are suffering from stroke annually worldwide, most of them are from developed countries and Stroke is the third leading cause of death and primary cause of disability. Despite advanced medical treatment intervened still 58% of patients still die or end up with severe disabilities. Following stroke the disability is sever
Cerebrovascular disease or the term stroke is used to describe the effects of an interruption of the blood supply to a localised area of the brain. It is characterized by rapid focal or global impairment of cerebral function lasting more than 24 hours or leading to death (Hatano, 1976). As such it is a clinically defined syndrome and should not be regarded as a single disease. Stroke affects 174-216 people per 10,000 population in the UK per year and accounts for 11% of all deaths in England and
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Introduction: Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children and the fourth leading cause of death in the elderly worldwide.1,2 Although pneumonia is a common disease, it rarely affects healthy individuals. This condition affects people of all ages, however it is most dangerous in immunocompromised individuals such as children, infants, and older adults.1 Other populations that are vulnerable are those who are bedridden, inactive, or immobile; those with altered consciousness; those
Divine Word College Vigan, City A TERM PAPER Facts About Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Presented to: In partial fulfillment of the Course requirement of the subject SOCIAL SCIENCE (General Psychology) Presented by: TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE i ACKNOWLEDEGMENT ii DEDICATION III I.INTRODUCTION A. Statement of the Problem B. Importance of the Study C. Scope and Limitations D. Definition of Terms E. Methodology II. PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS A. B. C. D. E.