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An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous, slow-growing tumor that grows from certain nerves of the inner ear. This eMedTV article discusses this serious condition in detail, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and more.
A temporary form of facial paralysis, Bell's palsy results from damage or trauma to a facial nerve. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition usually affects only one of the two facial nerves and one side of the face. It often goes away on its own.
A person with complex regional pain syndrome has chronic, intense pain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
As this eMedTV Web page explains, dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica is a collection of rare neurological disorders characterized by epilepsy, cognitive impairment, and myoclonus. This article discusses dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica in detail.
Eastern equine encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral disease that can affect the central nervous system. This eMedTV resource discusses the causes, symptoms, transmission, and prevention of this disease.
Each year, several thousand people contract encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at encephalitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Encephalitis lethargica is a disease that causes fever, delayed physical response, and lethargy. This eMedTV Web page provides a detailed description of this medical condition, with information on possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Equine encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that affects horses and humans. As this eMedTV article explains, there are three types: eastern, western, and Venezuelan. This page describes these different types, including symptoms and prognosis.
Febrile seizures are convulsive attacks brought on by fever in small children or infants. As this eMedTV article explains, these seizures are not considered a form of epilepsy and do not cause brain damage.
Herpes encephalitis is a rapidly progressing disease. As this eMedTV segment explains, it is the single most important cause of fatal sporadic encephalitis in the United States. This page discusses symptoms, transmission, and the importance of treatment.
Huntington's disease is a progressive brain disorder that is the result of a genetic defect. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the condition, including information about how it is inherited, the diagnostic process, treatment, and more.
Hydrocephalus is a condition where extra fluid builds up in the brain and causes pressure. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at hydrocephalus, including information on its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
Infantile spasms are a type of seizure seen in an epilepsy syndrome of infancy and early childhood known as West Syndrome. This article takes an in-depth look at infantile spasms and links to other article about Alzheimerâ??s.
Japanese encephalitis is a potentially serious disease spread by infected mosquitoes in parts of Asia. This eMedTV resource discusses this disease in detail, including information on transmission, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Juvenile Huntington disease is a brain disorder in which symptoms tend to develop before age 20. This eMedTV Web page describes juvenile Huntington disease (HD) and explains how its symptoms differ from those seen with adult-onset HD.
Caused by a mosquito-borne virus, LaCrosse encephalitis is a rare disease that usually affects children. This eMedTV article explains how this disease got its name, transmission methods, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Machado-Joseph disease is characterized by clumsiness and weakness in the arms and legs, among other things. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at the types, symptoms, causes, and treatment of this disease.
As this eMedTV article explains, meningocele is a condition that occurs when the spinal cord develops normally but the meninges protrude from a spinal opening. This Web page provides an overview of this type of spina bifida.
Motor neuron disease is a type of neurological condition in which the cells that control muscle activity are destroyed. This eMedTV segment discusses the different types of motor neuron disease and associated causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
As this eMedTV segment explains, myelomeningocele is characterized by exposure of the spinal cord through an opening in the spine. This resource offers an in-depth look at this condition, with links to more information.
As this eMedTV article explains, nonepileptic seizures look like epileptic seizures, but they do not cause the brain activity associated with epileptic seizures. This page highlights the conditions (such as narcolepsy) that may cause these seizures.
With normal pressure hydrocephalus, a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid puts pressure on the brain. This eMedTV article explains this condition in detail, including information on its diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, symptoms, and more.
People with periodic limb movement disorder experience involuntary leg twitching or jerking during sleep. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, with information on causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Psychogenic seizures may look like epileptic seizures, but they are caused by psychological factors. This eMedTV page provides detailed information about these types of seizures and explains why they must be treated differently from epileptic seizures.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome I used to be the name for a collection of rare, degenerative neurological disorders. This eMedTV article talks about Ramsay Hunt syndrome I and explains that it is now called dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica.
Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare disease that usually affects only one hemisphere of the brain. As this eMedTV article explains, it occurs mainly in children under the age of 10. This page discusses Rasmussen's encephalitis in detail.
This eMedTV page explains the process used when diagnosing reflex sympathetic dystrophy, including a description of common tests. The diagnostic process can be complicated because the symptoms are common -- and some people improve without treatment.
RLS (restless legs syndrome) is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs during inactivity. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this neurological condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is characterized by continuous, intense pain that worsens over time. This eMedTV segment offers a description of the disorder, including causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
Sandhoff disease, an incurable illness caused by a gene defect, damages cells in the brain and spinal cord. This eMedTV article offers a detailed explanation of the disease, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
A person is considered to have a seizure disorder when he or she has had two or more epileptic seizures. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this condition, including details about the current research on their treatment and prevention.
Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs in over 1,500 U.S. babies each year. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this condition, including information on its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Spina bifida occulta is a condition in which one or more vertebrae are malformed. This segment of the eMedTV archives describes this condition in detail, including its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Spinal meningitis is inflammation and swelling within the lining of the brain and spinal cord. As this eMedTV article explains, it is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Symptoms, transmission, and treatment methods are also described.
St. Louis encephalitis is the most common human disease caused by mosquitoes in the United States. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and prevention methods.
As this eMedTV article explains, Sturge-Weber syndrome is a condition that may be diagnosed when an infant has seizures and a port-wine stain birthmark on the face. This resource provides a detailed description of this condition.
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a serious infection caused by an altered form of the measles virus. This eMedTV article presents a detailed overview of this condition, with information on its symptoms, stages, treatment, and more.
Sydenham chorea is a disorder affecting muscle movement that most often occurs in children. This eMedTV segment explains how the conditions develops as a complication of acute rheumatic fever and discusses treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Syringomyelia (when a cyst forms in the spinal cord) can occur due to a tumor or a number of other things. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, hereditary illness that causes progressive damage to certain nerve cells. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this disabling condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
As this eMedTV article explains, a tethered spinal cord is caused by tissue attachments in the spinal cord that limit the movement of the spinal cord. This Web page provides an overview of this condition, including symptoms, treatment, and more.
Todd's paralysis is a condition in which temporary paralysis follows a seizure. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this disorder and stresses the importance of knowing that this type of paralysis is not the same as a stroke.
Tourette syndrome is a chronic neurological condition generally characterized by motor and vocal tics. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at the condition, including symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
West Nile virus is a form of viral encephalitis, a group of illnesses that cause brain swelling. This eMedTV selection covers encephalitis that is caused by a virus, including information on how to prevent it and how to recognize its symptoms.
Western equine encephalitis is a disease that can affect the central nervous system. As this eMedTV article explains, it is spread by mosquitoes. This resource describes the condition in detail, including information on symptoms, treatment, and more.
Featured Medications
Apomorphine is a medication prescribed to treat "off" episodes of Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV Web resource takes an in-depth look at the drug, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, possible side effects, and more.
A prescription drug, benztropine is used to treat Parkinson's disease and certain movement disorders. This eMedTV article describes benztropine in more detail, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Biperiden is a medicine licensed to treat Parkinson's disease and certain movement problems. This eMedTV segment covers biperiden uses in more detail, describes the possible side effects of the drug, and offers some tips on when and how to take it.
Bonine is an over-the-counter medication commonly used for treating and preventing motion sickness. This eMedTV resource describes how the drug works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Carbidopa-levodopa is a medicine licensed to treat Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism. This eMedTV segment explains carbidopa-levodopa uses in more detail, including possible side effects of the drug and helpful tips on taking the medicine.
Carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone is a medication often prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV resource explains how carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone works, describes its effects, and offers dosing information for the drug.
Carmustine is an injectable medicine prescribed to treat various tumors and cancers. This eMedTV page examines the benefits of this chemotherapy drug, with details on what it is approved to treat, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Clobazam is prescribed for use with other seizure medicines to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and what to discuss with your doctor before starting treatment.
Dantrolene is a muscle relaxant prescribed to treat muscle spasticity and malignant hyperthermia. This eMedTV Web page gives a comprehensive overview of this prescription medication, including dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
Depakene is a medication used for the treatment of certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV article discusses the drug in more detail, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Diazepam rectal gel is a drug that is used during increased seizure activity in adults and children. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the medication, including information on how it works, when it is used, and potential side effects.
Dimethyl fumarate can help treat certain types of multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this prescription medication, including specific uses, how it works, side effects, and links to more detailed information.
Divalproex ER is a prescription drug licensed for treating mania and epilepsy, and for preventing migraines. This eMedTV resource explains how divalproex ER works, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
Eldepryl is approved to treat Parkinson's disease in combination with carbidopa-levodopa medications. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this medicine, including information on possible side effects, dosing information, and general precautions.
Eletriptan is a prescription drug used to treat migraines; it is not used to prevent them. This eMedTV article explains how the medicine relieves migraine symptoms, lists some potential side effects, and offers tips on how to take the medication.
Entacapone is a drug that is often prescribed with carbidopa-levodopa for treating Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of this medication, explains how it works, includes dosing information, and more.
Ethosuximide is a drug that may be prescribed to treat absence seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV Web page further discusses this prescription medicine, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Ethotoin tablets are taken four to six times daily to help control certain types of seizures. This eMedTV Web selection features more information on this prescription drug, including who may benefit from it, dosing tips, potential side effects, and more.
Extended-release lamotrigine is a medicine that treats seizures. This selection from the eMedTV library provides an overview of this drug, including information on how it works, possible side effects, how to take it, and more.
Ezogabine is a medication used to treat partial-onset seizures in adults. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this prescription drug, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and safety precautions to be aware of.
A doctor may prescribe felbamate to treat partial seizures and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This page of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
Fingolimod is a drug prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on how it works, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, safety concerns, and more.
Glatiramer is a prescription medication for multiple sclerosis that comes in injectable form. This eMedTV article explains when and how to give the injections, describes the effects of the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Interferon beta-1a is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV page describes the two different forms of the drug, explains how they work, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Interferon beta-1b is a medication that is commonly prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV resource describes interferon beta-1b in more detail and further explores its effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Kemadrin is a drug used to treat certain symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other conditions. This eMedTV Web article describes how it works, explains when and how to take the medicine, lists common side effects, and more.
People experiencing partial seizures may benefit from lacosamide. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at how this prescription medication works, offers precautions to be aware of when taking the drug, and lists possible side effects.
People experiencing partial, myoclonic, or generalized tonic clonic seizures may benefit from levetiracetam. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works, offers precautions to be aware of when taking the drug, and lists possible side effects.
Levetiracetam XR is a medication often prescribed to treat partial seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV segment explores how the medicine may work, lists side effects that may occur, and offers dosing information for the drug.
Lioresal may be prescribed to treat spasticity in people who have MS or a spinal cord problem. This eMedTV Web article explains how this medication works and offers an in-depth look at its effects, general safety precautions, and possible side effects.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Mysoline to treat certain types of epileptic seizures. This part of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at this medication, including information on its possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Naratriptan is a medicine that is approved to treat migraine headaches after they start. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works to relieve migraine symptoms, lists some side effects, and offers guidelines for taking it.
Nuedexta is a drug prescribed to treat uncontrollable laughing or crying in people with pseudobulbar affect. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at the drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, general precautions, and more.
Orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa is prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa, including information on its other uses, how it works, and possible side effects.
Orally disintegrating selegiline is a prescription drug used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV page explores orally disintegrating selegiline, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Orap is a prescription drug used to treat Tourette syndrome when other treatment is unsuccessful. This eMedTV Web selection gives an overview of this medication, including how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
Oxcarbazepine is a drug that is used to control a certain type of seizure in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at oxcarbazepine, including information on its uses, dosing, possible side effects, and more.
Oxcarbazepine extended-release can help treat partial seizures in adults and children. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this prescription drug, including safety warnings, how it works, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Parlodel is a drug that can be prescribed to treat hyperprolactinemia, acromegaly, and parkinsonism. This eMedTV Web page explains how the medication works and offers more information on its uses, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Perampanel is approved to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and children as young as 12 years old. This eMedTV Web page presents an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including how to take it, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Phenytoin is a prescription drug licensed to treat some types of epileptic seizures. This eMedTV page describes the types of seizures that can be treated with phenytoin, explains the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Rasagiline is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV Web page describes rasagiline in more detail, explains how it works, and offers information on when and how to take the medication safely.
Rizatriptan is a drug used to treat migraines once they have started. This eMedTV article highlights how this prescription medicine works and when and how to take it, and also discusses side effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths.
A doctor may prescribe rufinamide to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This page of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
Sumatriptan is a prescription drug licensed to treat migraine headaches. This portion of the eMedTV library highlights how sumatriptan works to relieve migraine symptoms, potential side effects of the medication, and some general dosing guidelines.
Sumatriptan transdermal is a prescription medicine used to relieve symptoms of migraine headaches. This eMedTV Web selection offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing details on how it is applied, side effects, safety precautions, and more.
Teriflunomide is prescribed to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV Web selection explains how this form of treatment works, describes how the medication is taken, outlines potential side effects, and more.
Tiagabine is a common prescription drug given to people who experience partial seizures. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at this drug, including information on its dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Tolcapone is approved to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This page of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at tolcapone, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and general precautions for the medication.
Trihexyphenidyl is a prescription drug licensed to treat parkinsonism and extrapyramidal symptoms. This eMedTV Web segment covers these uses in more detail, describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and more.
Adults and children with certain types of seizures may benefit from using vigabatrin. This selection from the eMedTV library gives an overview of this drug, explaining when a healthcare provider may prescribe it, how it controls seizures, and more.
Zolmitriptan can be used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This portion of the eMedTV archives highlights how this prescription drug works, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
Zonisamide is a prescription drug commonly used for the treatment of partial seizures. This eMedTV selection provides an overview of this drug, with detailed information on its effects, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Featured Symptoms
Caused by abnormal brain activity, seizures briefly alter a person's consciousness, movements, or actions. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at seizures, including detailed information on their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Featured Anatomy
Of the potential cell phone health risks, brain cancer is not one of them. This eMedTV page debunks common myths regarding cell phones and explains how the greatest health risks are due to the increased risk of car accidents while using cell phones.
Featured Other
A mutation in the Tay-Sachs chromosome causes Tay-Sachs disease. This article from the eMedTV library provides a detailed look at this chromosome, including where it is located and how mutations in it are responsible for disease.
A vagus nerve stimulator is a surgically implanted device that can be used to treat epilepsy and depression. This eMedTV Web segment discusses this device in detail, including its side effects, success rate, and more.
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