Pathologic nystagmus

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  • The Visual And Vestibular System

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    vision; the eyes move in the opposite direction of the head movement. When the head moves and the object starts to slide off the center of the fovea, the eye must adjust to bring the object back into focus. These corrective eye movements are called nystagmus and include both a slow and fast phase. The slow phase of VOR brings the object back

  • The Role Of Albinism In Sub-Saharan Africa

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    The relentless pursuit of people with Albinism has been a crisis in sub-Saharan Africa for many years. Albinism is a rare genetic disorder that causes the lack of pigmentation in the skin. This leaves the person with Albinism in sub-Saharan Africa to be a large minority facing harsh, unimaginable discrimination. The High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, in the M2 Presswire states that many Albino’s “are living in abject fear”, “some no longer dare to go outside, and children with

  • Ethical Effects Of Albinism

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    Life is not fair, get used to it,” said Bill Gates (2000). Bill is actually true, especially for people who were born with albinism in Africa. Instead of their sickness, a high number of albinos in Africa are often tortured by people who do not comprehend about albinism. They treat albinos like just an animal or a product which is invaluable in the black market. Newman (2016) found that albinism is one of the genetic diseases that caused by a mutation gene. This gene is the key to create melanin

  • Tanzanian Albino Research Paper

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    The Oppression of Tanzanian Albinos By definition, an albino is a person with a pale skin, eyes and hair as a result of genetic condition that impairs normal skin pigmentation (Dave-Odigie 69). In Tanzania, however, albinos have it a lot tougher than most of their kind (“For the colour of their skin” np). Albinism in Tanzania affects one in every 1,400 people, the most in any African country (Lapidos np). They go through their day fighting the sun with their fragile skin, trying to make friends

  • Examples Of Myths Surrounding Albinism

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    Myths Surrounding Albinism An enduring problem for a person living with albinism is how they are marganalised and stigmatised by the society because of the myths that surround their condition. In black ethnic communities in South Africa, the birth of a child with albinism means a number of things but none of those things are connected to the actual person with the condition. As suggested by Blankenberg (2000), the meaning of albinism is connected to a belief in the spirits or ancestors. One of the

  • Informative Essay On Albinism

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    How many of you know someone with albinism? Can you visualize that person? Or what do you think an albino looks like? What stereotype comes to mind? I’m sure many of you may think that albinos have the red or pink eyes with white skin and hair, but most of you probably don’t know that is not always true. For those of you who don’t know, I have a type of albinism that will be discussing today along with what albinism, who gets it, the different types, the symptoms, and if there is a treatment

  • Centennial Road Case Study

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    On October 4th 2016 Deputy Akins was dispatched to 8821 Centennial Road for an accident involving a red truck that left the roadway and struck a parked vehicle. Upon arrival Deputy Akins saw a 2013 Red Dodge 1500 in the ditch with the truck’s front end smashed into the rear end of a 1001 Honda Civic. In the driver seat of the dodge truck was a male Caucasian. Deputy Akins recognized the male as Evan Case. Deputy Akins asked Mr. Case if he was injured. Mr. Case replied with I can just pay the deductible

  • Evaluation Of The Paediatric Neurosurgical Patient

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    Key Points 1. Approach to the paediatric neurosurgical patient is different because of age-related changes in neurophysiology and cranial development. 2. The signs and symptoms of raised intracranial pressure in paediatric neurosurgical cases are age specific. 3. Blood loss due to surgery or tumor bleed into the cavity constitutes a major fraction of total blood volume in the paediatric population. 4. Capnography is the most feasible and safer method to monitor venous air embolism in children

  • Essay about Chapter 3 Basic Geriatrics Study Guide

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    Chapter 3 Study Guide/Key Terms Physiologic Changes pg. 384-386 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM 1. With aging, the __epidermis (skin)___ becomes increasingly fragile and subject to damage. 2. Clusters of __melanocytes___ cause age spots. The medical term for these is __senile lentigo__. 3. Loss of ___elastin fibers (elasticity)___ results in wrinkles. 4. Dry skin, or __xerosis__, is likely to result in itching, or __pruritus___. 5. Common skin disorders in older adults include: a. carcinoma

  • Multiple Sclerosis Is A Prolonged, Progressive, Wasting Disorder Of The Central Nervous System

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    Multiple sclerosis is a prolonged, progressive, wasting disorder of the Central Nervous System categorized by distributed demyelination of nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord. The onset of MS is usually between 20 and 50 years of age, although it can occur in young teens and much older adults. Women are affected two of three times more often than men. (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, Bucher, & Camera, 2014, p. 1428) MS is five times more dominant in temperate climates such as those found in the