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What parts of the nervous System Are affected by Down Syndrome?

I'm doing some research on Down Syndrome and I need to figure out which parts of the nervous system are affected by this disease.

i was told by are pediatrician that every single cell from top to toe has down syndrome so every thing is affected every Living cell  (+ info)

How is the nervous system affected by Tourette Syndrome?

I get that it is a neurological disorder characterized by tics and that it affects the neurotransmitters but does anyone know where I can find something more in depth?

There was a study done at Harvard by Dr. Matthew State and it had to do with the gene (SLITRK1).
See it here:

also check http://www.tsa-usa.org

and click on "medical" for more information.

Also, look up DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) for severe cases of Tourettes.  (+ info)

Is restless leg syndrome a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

I need a muscle disorder to write about, so if restless leg syndrome isn't a muscle disorder can you list a few for me?

So far no specific cause has been identified. However, one can check the Thyroid hormones profile, haemoglobin level and the deficiency may be corrected. Excessive coffee & smoking may be avoided and also if necessay a drug to calm the nervous irritablity may be taken on advice of doctor.  (+ info)

What is the difference between Immature Nervous System and West's Syndrome?

What is the difference and how can it be diagnosed?
I understand what West's syndrome is, my child has spasm in his arms and legs numerous times a day and we were told at birth that it was just an Immature Nervous System. I think it's West's Syndrome after researching, we are going for the EEG on monday, we had a CT scan that was normal already.

West's Syndrome

A form of myoclonus epilepsy with onset in infancy or early childhood. It is characterized by seizures involving the muscles of the neck, trunk, and limbs, with nodding of the head and flexion and abduction of the arms as typical features. Mental retardation is associated in most cases. EEG shows hypsarrhythmia. There is a propensity to infections with a high mortality due to bronchopneumonia. Some cases are transmitted as an X-linked trait  (+ info)

How is the nervous system affected by Asperger's Syndrome?

I tried Yahoo Answers but couldn't find anything.

It is believed that Autism/Aspergers stems from dysfunction in the central nervous system.
Good luck,
Hope this has helped.  (+ info)

how does the nervous system work with the respiratory system? How do they work together?

Does the respiratory system and the nervous system actually work together?

The nervous system effects every single part of your body. The nervous system consists of every nerve tissue in the body. You have nerve tissue in your fingers to tell you when something is hot or cold, in your stomach to let the brain know to send the impulses that digest food, and in your lungs to tell you when to breathe and how much air to breathe in. There are 3 respiratory centers in the brain that control the respiratory rate.

There are stretch receptors in the lungs that tell the brain that the alveoli are completely expanded and that it is time to stop breathing. Your breathing also controls the acidity of the blood. If the blood gets too acidic, the brain tells you to breathe faster to release carbon dioxide. There are also receptors that tell you when to cough, sneeze, sigh (breathe in deeper), etc.

In addition to all of that, you have smooth muscle (involntary muscle) lining the respiratory tract. The nervous system tells the smooth muscle when to contract and when to dialate in response to various stimulation. There are many, many, many stimuli that cause responses - far too many to go over here.  (+ info)

What do the integumetary and the nervous system have in common?

I am 12, and doing a project on human body matchmaking. It's srtof like, a dateing thing, ex.- the immune system likes to fight because it likes to fight off disease. So it would be perfect going with the integumentary, which is protective because it likes to protect the skin from anything that could hurt. I really cannot find anything that would make the integumentay and the nervous system go together. Or any qualitys that it could have. HELP!! I REALLY WANT A GOOD GRADEEE!

Well, the integumentary system is the essentially the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, since it covers your entire body. The nervous system also covers the entire body, so it too is very large. They have that in common.  (+ info)

What body system does brain tumor affect besides nervous system?

I have this project and I have to write an essay about a disorder. So I choose brain tumor. I know brain tumor affects the nervous system. I need to write what other system does it affect due to brain tumor and the damage of the nervous system? PLEASE HELP ME!!!! THANK YOU!!

It depends on where the tumor is inside the brain, and whether it's benign or malignant. If it's malignant, it will probably cause the whole body to die unless you have it removed, and even then, it's likely to return. There are many different kinds of brain tumors, and I just mentioned two large categories of brain tumors. I would recommend looking at an anatomy drawing of the brain that's labeled with the functions that each part is primarily responsible for. For example, the pre-frontal cortex is responsible for planning, decision-making, maturity, advanced self-control and emotional self-control, learning from your experience, and inhibition of risk-taking. If you damage this section of the brain, you will have problems with one or more of those things.  (+ info)

Is there a relationship between the sympathetic nervous system and extreme sickness?

I'm not exactly sure what the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system is, but is there any relationship between them and extreme sickness? For example, you eat food that went bad and you feel so sick that you think you're going to die...will either of those nervous systems do anything in response?

The short answer is, yes, the sympathetic nervous system responds to rotten food.

The SNS is geared to mobilize the body's resources under stress, to induce the flight or fight response, and it's contstantly active at the basal level maintaining homeostasis. The sympathetic nerves originate inside the vertebral column toward the middle of the spinal column.

Rotten food sets it off, since the SNS aids in the control of most of our internal organs, including release of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals), dilation of pupils, gut motility and urinary output, digestion, increases renin in kidneys, increases rate and force of heart contraction, releases adrenaline into the blood, and promotes ejaculation in the penis.  (+ info)

What is the influence of music on our nervous system?

I read on a book that music cause a negative effect on nervous system, it will reduce the ability of concentration and memory.
Blood pressure and so on... I want just your idea to confirm it or not?

Depends upon the individual and what kind of music. Classical music seems to help. Some classic rock is also beneficial. Very loud heavy metal, well studies with mice have shown that Rave conditions conbined with amphetamine type drugs can kill.  (+ info)

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