Case of Fallen Athlete

634 Words Sep 1st, 2013 3 Pages
1. Is there any evidence to suggest which hemisphere of Tim’s brain suffered damage due to stroke?

Answer Yes. Tim suffered a stroke and the right side of his body was paralyzed. The effects of a stroke depend on which area of the brain is deprived of oxygen. Therefore, I may say that the left hemisphere of his brain was damaged because the left part of the brain controls the functioning of right part of the body.

2. What imaging technology would best reveal the location and extent of damage to Tim’s brain produced by his stroke, and why?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be helpful in this case because it is a modern, non-invasive diagnostic tool that can provide a high level of anatomic details. Through
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How might Tim have been able to manipulate his endocrine system function to enhance his athletic performance, if he so chose? What might be some risks of doing so?

Stimulus will revitalize endocrine system, because it would increase level of adrenaline into the nervous system. It would assist the hormone so the body performs optimally. Therefore Tim’s athletic performance might be able to manipulate by stimulating adrenaline through intake of the drug. But it must be avoided because of its risk for side effects or addictions and can introduce anxiety, blurred vision, sleeplessness and dizziness, and other health complications.

5. Describe the brain phenomena that are chiefly responsible for Tim’s recovery of lost speech and motor functions. How likely do you think Tim is to completely return to his pre stroke level of functioning, and why? Answer
Brain plasticity or neuroplasticity (the lifetime capability of the brain to rearrange neural pathways derived from new experiences) can be responsible for Tim’s recovery of lost speech and motor functions. In order to reconnect, the neurons need to be stimulated through activity. It might be supported by chemicals that are naturally produced by the body and assist in improvement of its motor skills after a stroke by motivating unhurt nerve fibers to develop new links in the brain and spinal cord. According to researchers, infusions of such chemicals can improve the functions
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