Motor Neuron Disease: Diseases characterized by a selective degeneration of the motor neurons of the spinal cord, brainstem, or motor cortex. Clinical subtypes are distinguished by the major site of degeneration. In AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS there is involvement of upper, lower, and brainstem motor neurons. In progressive muscular atrophy and related syndromes (see MUSCULAR ATROPHY, SPINAL) the motor neurons in the spinal cord are primarily affected. With progressive bulbar palsy (BULBAR PALSY, PROGRESSIVE), the initial degeneration occurs in the brainstem. In primary lateral sclerosis, the cortical neurons are affected in isolation. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)Motor Neurons: Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A degenerative disorder affecting upper MOTOR NEURONS in the brain and lower motor neurons in the brain stem and SPINAL CORD. Disease onset is usually after the age of 50 and the process is usually fatal within 3 to 6 years. Clinical manifestations include progressive weakness, atrophy, FASCICULATION, hyperreflexia, DYSARTHRIA, dysphagia, and eventual paralysis of respiratory function. Pathologic features include the replacement of motor neurons with fibrous ASTROCYTES and atrophy of anterior SPINAL NERVE ROOTS and corticospinal tracts. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1089-94)Manihot: A plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE that is perennial with conspicuous, almost palmate leaves like those of RICINUS but more deeply parted into five to nine lobes. It is a source of a starch after removal of the cyanogenic glucosides. The common name of Arrowroot is also used with Maranta (MARANTACEAE). The common name of yuca is also used for YUCCA.Pyramidal Tracts: Fibers that arise from cells within the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and descend in the spinal cord. Many authorities say the pyramidal tracts include both the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts.Muscle Spasticity: A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic: Dysfunction of the URINARY BLADDER due to disease of the central or peripheral nervous system pathways involved in the control of URINATION. This is often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, but may also be caused by BRAIN DISEASES or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES.Neuromuscular Diseases: A general term encompassing lower MOTOR NEURON DISEASE; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and certain MUSCULAR DISEASES. Manifestations include MUSCLE WEAKNESS; FASCICULATION; muscle ATROPHY; SPASM; MYOKYMIA; MUSCLE HYPERTONIA, myalgias, and MUSCLE HYPOTONIA.Paralysis: A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)Neurons: The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.Electromyography: Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.Nerve Degeneration: Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.Spinal Cord Injuries: Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.Survival of Motor Neuron 1 Protein: A SMN complex protein that is essential for the function of the SMN protein complex. In humans the protein is encoded by a single gene found near the inversion telomere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5. Mutations in the gene coding for survival of motor neuron 1 protein may result in SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Neurons, Afferent: Neurons which conduct NERVE IMPULSES to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Motor Cortex: Area of the FRONTAL LOBE concerned with primary motor control located in the dorsal PRECENTRAL GYRUS immediately anterior to the central sulcus. It is comprised of three areas: the primary motor cortex located on the anterior paracentral lobule on the medial surface of the brain; the premotor cortex located anterior to the primary motor cortex; and the supplementary motor area located on the midline surface of the hemisphere anterior to the primary motor cortex.Survival of Motor Neuron 2 Protein: A SMN complex protein that is closely-related to SURVIVAL OF MOTOR NEURON 1 PROTEIN. In humans, the protein is encoded by an often duplicated gene found near the inversion centromere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5.Evoked Potentials, Motor: The electrical response evoked in a muscle or motor nerve by electrical or magnetic stimulation. Common methods of stimulation are by transcranial electrical and TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. It is often used for monitoring during neurosurgery.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Muscular Atrophy, Spinal: A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)Axons: Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.SMN Complex Proteins: A complex of proteins that assemble the SNRNP CORE PROTEINS into a core structure that surrounds a highly conserved RNA sequence found in SMALL NUCLEAR RNA. They are found localized in the GEMINI OF COILED BODIES and in the CYTOPLASM. The SMN complex is named after the Survival of Motor Neuron Complex Protein 1, which is a critical component of the complex.Action Potentials: Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.Nerve Tissue ProteinsMolecular Motor Proteins: Proteins that are involved in or cause CELL MOVEMENT such as the rotary structures (flagellar motor) or the structures whose movement is directed along cytoskeletal filaments (MYOSIN; KINESIN; and DYNEIN motor families).Electric Stimulation: Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.Synapses: Specialized junctions at which a neuron communicates with a target cell. At classical synapses, a neuron's presynaptic terminal releases a chemical transmitter stored in synaptic vesicles which diffuses across a narrow synaptic cleft and activates receptors on the postsynaptic membrane of the target cell. The target may be a dendrite, cell body, or axon of another neuron, or a specialized region of a muscle or secretory cell. Neurons may also communicate via direct electrical coupling with ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES. Several other non-synaptic chemical or electric signal transmitting processes occur via extracellular mediated interactions.Ganglia, Invertebrate: Clusters of neuronal cell bodies in invertebrates. Invertebrate ganglia may also contain neuronal processes and non-neuronal supporting cells. Many invertebrate ganglia are favorable subjects for research because they have small numbers of functional neuronal types which can be identified from one animal to another.Upper Extremity: The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.Electrophysiology: The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Interneurons: Most generally any NEURONS which are not motor or sensory. Interneurons may also refer to neurons whose AXONS remain within a particular brain region in contrast to projection neurons, which have axons projecting to other brain regions.Synaptic Transmission: The communication from a NEURON to a target (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) across a SYNAPSE. In chemical synaptic transmission, the presynaptic neuron releases a NEUROTRANSMITTER that diffuses across the synaptic cleft and binds to specific synaptic receptors, activating them. The activated receptors modulate specific ion channels and/or second-messenger systems in the postsynaptic cell. In electrical synaptic transmission, electrical signals are communicated as an ionic current flow across ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Cholinergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is ACETYLCHOLINE.Mice, Transgenic: Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Aplysia: An opisthobranch mollusk of the order Anaspidea. It is used frequently in studies of nervous system development because of its large identifiable neurons. Aplysiatoxin and its derivatives are not biosynthesized by Aplysia, but acquired by ingestion of Lyngbya (seaweed) species.Dopaminergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is DOPAMINE.Superoxide Dismutase: An oxidoreductase that catalyzes the reaction between superoxide anions and hydrogen to yield molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. The enzyme protects the cell against dangerous levels of superoxide. EC 18.104.22.168.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Neuromuscular Junction: The synapse between a neuron and a muscle.Anterior Horn Cells: MOTOR NEURONS in the anterior (ventral) horn of the SPINAL CORD which project to SKELETAL MUSCLES.Sensory Receptor Cells: Specialized afferent neurons capable of transducing sensory stimuli into NERVE IMPULSES to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Sometimes sensory receptors for external stimuli are called exteroceptors; for internal stimuli are called interoceptors and proprioceptors.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Bulbar Palsy, Progressive: A motor neuron disease marked by progressive weakness of the muscles innervated by cranial nerves of the lower brain stem. Clinical manifestations include dysarthria, dysphagia, facial weakness, tongue weakness, and fasciculations of the tongue and facial muscles. The adult form of the disease is marked initially by bulbar weakness which progresses to involve motor neurons throughout the neuroaxis. Eventually this condition may become indistinguishable from AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS. Fazio-Londe syndrome is an inherited form of this illness which occurs in children and young adults. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1091; Brain 1992 Dec;115(Pt 6):1889-1900)Dendrites: Extensions of the nerve cell body. They are short and branched and receive stimuli from other NEURONS.Neural Inhibition: The function of opposing or restraining the excitation of neurons or their target excitable cells.Ganglia, Spinal: Sensory ganglia located on the dorsal spinal roots within the vertebral column. The spinal ganglion cells are pseudounipolar. The single primary branch bifurcates sending a peripheral process to carry sensory information from the periphery and a central branch which relays that information to the spinal cord or brain.Patch-Clamp Techniques: An electrophysiologic technique for studying cells, cell membranes, and occasionally isolated organelles. All patch-clamp methods rely on a very high-resistance seal between a micropipette and a membrane; the seal is usually attained by gentle suction. The four most common variants include on-cell patch, inside-out patch, outside-out patch, and whole-cell clamp. Patch-clamp methods are commonly used to voltage clamp, that is control the voltage across the membrane and measure current flow, but current-clamp methods, in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured, are also used.GABAergic Neurons: Neurons whose primary neurotransmitter is GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID.Models, Neurological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the neurological system, processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Cerebral Cortex: The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.Animals, Newborn: Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.Facial Nerve: The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.Motor Skills Disorders: Marked impairments in the development of motor coordination such that the impairment interferes with activities of daily living. (From DSM-V)Membrane Potentials: The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).Hippocampus: A curved elevation of GRAY MATTER extending the entire length of the floor of the TEMPORAL HORN of the LATERAL VENTRICLE (see also TEMPORAL LOBE). The hippocampus proper, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.Brain Stem: The part of the brain that connects the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES with the SPINAL CORD. It consists of the MESENCEPHALON; PONS; and MEDULLA OBLONGATA.Animals, Genetically Modified: ANIMALS whose GENOME has been altered by GENETIC ENGINEERING, or their offspring.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.gamma-Aminobutyric Acid: The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.Neural Conduction: The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.Axonal Transport: The directed transport of ORGANELLES and molecules along nerve cell AXONS. Transport can be anterograde (from the cell body) or retrograde (toward the cell body). (Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3d ed, pG3)Neuropeptides: Peptides released by NEURONS as intercellular messengers. Many neuropeptides are also hormones released by non-neuronal cells.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Reaction Time: The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.Locomotion: Movement or the ability to move from one place or another. It can refer to humans, vertebrate or invertebrate animals, and microorganisms.Behavior, Animal: The observable response an animal makes to any situation.Nerve Net: A meshlike structure composed of interconnecting nerve cells that are separated at the synaptic junction or joined to one another by cytoplasmic processes. In invertebrates, for example, the nerve net allows nerve impulses to spread over a wide area of the net because synapses can pass information in any direction.Choline O-Acetyltransferase: An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of acetylcholine from acetyl-CoA and choline. EC 22.214.171.124.Central Nervous System: The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.Ganglia: Clusters of multipolar neurons surrounded by a capsule of loosely organized CONNECTIVE TISSUE located outside the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Grasshoppers: Plant-eating orthopterans having hindlegs adapted for jumping. There are two main families: Acrididae and Romaleidae. Some of the more common genera are: Melanoplus, the most common grasshopper; Conocephalus, the eastern meadow grasshopper; and Pterophylla, the true katydid.Psychomotor Performance: The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.Neurons, Efferent: Neurons which send impulses peripherally to activate muscles or secretory cells.Neurofilament Proteins: Type III intermediate filament proteins that assemble into neurofilaments, the major cytoskeletal element in nerve axons and dendrites. They consist of three distinct polypeptides, the neurofilament triplet. Types I, II, and IV intermediate filament proteins form other cytoskeletal elements such as keratins and lamins. It appears that the metabolism of neurofilaments is disturbed in Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by the presence of neurofilament epitopes in the neurofibrillary tangles, as well as by the severe reduction of the expression of the gene for the light neurofilament subunit of the neurofilament triplet in brains of Alzheimer's patients. (Can J Neurol Sci 1990 Aug;17(3):302)Mice, Inbred C57BLMedulla Oblongata: The lower portion of the BRAIN STEM. It is inferior to the PONS and anterior to the CEREBELLUM. Medulla oblongata serves as a relay station between the brain and the spinal cord, and contains centers for regulating respiratory, vasomotor, cardiac, and reflex activities.Evoked Potentials: Electrical responses recorded from nerve, muscle, SENSORY RECEPTOR, or area of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM following stimulation. They range from less than a microvolt to several microvolts. The evoked potential can be auditory (EVOKED POTENTIALS, AUDITORY), somatosensory (EVOKED POTENTIALS, SOMATOSENSORY), visual (EVOKED POTENTIALS, VISUAL), or motor (EVOKED POTENTIALS, MOTOR), or other modalities that have been reported.Neuronal Plasticity: The capacity of the NERVOUS SYSTEM to change its reactivity as the result of successive activations.Green Fluorescent Proteins: Protein analogs and derivatives of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein that emit light (FLUORESCENCE) when excited with ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They are used in REPORTER GENES in doing GENETIC TECHNIQUES. Numerous mutants have been made to emit other colors or be sensitive to pH.Cell Count: The number of CELLS of a specific kind, usually measured per unit volume or area of sample.Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials: Depolarization of membrane potentials at the SYNAPTIC MEMBRANES of target neurons during neurotransmission. Excitatory postsynaptic potentials can singly or in summation reach the trigger threshold for ACTION POTENTIALS.Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)Glutamic Acid: A non-essential amino acid naturally occurring in the L-form. Glutamic acid is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.Dopamine: One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.Olfactory Receptor Neurons: Neurons in the OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM with proteins (RECEPTORS, ODORANT) that bind, and thus detect, odorants. These neurons send their DENDRITES to the surface of the epithelium with the odorant receptors residing in the apical non-motile cilia. Their unmyelinated AXONS synapse in the OLFACTORY BULB of the BRAIN.Afferent Pathways: Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a peripheral part toward a nerve center.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Muscles: Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.Chick Embryo: The developmental entity of a fertilized chicken egg (ZYGOTE). The developmental process begins about 24 h before the egg is laid at the BLASTODISC, a small whitish spot on the surface of the EGG YOLK. After 21 days of incubation, the embryo is fully developed before hatching.Leeches: Annelids of the class Hirudinea. Some species, the bloodsuckers, may become temporarily parasitic upon animals, including man. Medicinal leeches (HIRUDO MEDICINALIS) have been used therapeutically for drawing blood since ancient times.Neuroglia: The non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear.Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Cyclic AMP Response Element-Binding Protein: A protein that has been shown to function as a calcium-regulated transcription factor as well as a substrate for depolarization-activated CALCIUM-CALMODULIN-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASES. This protein functions to integrate both calcium and cAMP signals.Cerebellum: The part of brain that lies behind the BRAIN STEM in the posterior base of skull (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of CEREBRAL CORTEX, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.Physical Stimulation: Act of eliciting a response from a person or organism through physical contact.Rhombencephalon: The posterior of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of an embryonic brain. It consists of myelencephalon, metencephalon, and isthmus rhombencephali from which develop the major BRAIN STEM components, such as MEDULLA OBLONGATA from the myelencephalon, CEREBELLUM and PONS from the metencephalon, with the expanded cavity forming the FOURTH VENTRICLE.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Cell Differentiation: Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.Periodicity: The tendency of a phenomenon to recur at regular intervals; in biological systems, the recurrence of certain activities (including hormonal, cellular, neural) may be annual, seasonal, monthly, daily, or more frequently (ultradian).Pyramidal Cells: Projection neurons in the CEREBRAL CORTEX and the HIPPOCAMPUS. Pyramidal cells have a pyramid-shaped soma with the apex and an apical dendrite pointed toward the pial surface and other dendrites and an axon emerging from the base. The axons may have local collaterals but also project outside their cortical region.Spinal Muscular Atrophies of Childhood: A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)Astrocytes: A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system - the largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes (from "star" cells) are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including those with "end feet" which form the glial (limiting) membrane and directly and indirectly contribute to the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, and "reactive astrocytes" (along with MICROGLIA) respond to injury.Peripheral Nerves: The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.Mesencephalon: The middle of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain. Without further subdivision, midbrain develops into a short, constricted portion connecting the PONS and the DIENCEPHALON. Midbrain contains two major parts, the dorsal TECTUM MESENCEPHALI and the ventral TEGMENTUM MESENCEPHALI, housing components of auditory, visual, and other sensorimoter systems.Functional Laterality: Behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot.Neurogenesis: Formation of NEURONS which involves the differentiation and division of STEM CELLS in which one or both of the daughter cells become neurons.Nerve Growth Factors: Factors which enhance the growth potentialities of sensory and sympathetic nerve cells.
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Due to the fact that a person with ALS may initially present with only upper motor neuron symptoms, indicative of PLS, one key ... PLS only affects upper motor neurons. There is no evidence of the degeneration of spinal motor neurons or muscle wasting ( ... PLS belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. Motor neuron diseases develop when the nerve cells that ... Hoffman's sign and Babinski reflex may be present and indicative of upper motor neuron damage. Treatment for individuals with ...
An abnormal reflex commonly called Babinski's sign also indicates upper motor neuron damage. Symptoms of lower motor neuron ... In this case, neurons in the brain (upper motor neurons) and in the spinal cord (lower motor neurons) are dying and this form ... The defining feature of ALS is the death of both upper and lower motor neurons in the motor cortex of the brain, the brain stem ... ALS is a motor neuron disease, also spelled "motor neurone disease", which is a group of neurological disorders that ...
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... "upper lower motor neuron syndrome and a lower upper motor neuron syndrome". The saying refers to lower motor neuron symptoms in ... the upper extremity (arm) and upper motor neurons symptoms in the lower extremity (leg). The upper motor neuron syndrome signs ... Upper motor neuron syndrome (UMNS) is the motor control changes that can occur in skeletal muscle after an upper motor neuron ... While multiple muscles in a limb are usually affected in the Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome, there is usually an imbalance of ...
... unilateral upper motor neuron (presenting milder symptoms than bilateral UMN damage), hyperkinetic and hypokinetic (resulting ... Specific dysarthrias include spastic (resulting from bilateral damage to the upper motor neuron), flaccid (resulting from ... Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder resulting from neurological injury of the motor component of the motor-speech system and ... These result in lesions to key areas of the brain involved in planning, executing, or regulating motor operations in skeletal ...
The hypoglossal nerve carries lower motor neurons that synapse with upper motor neurons at the hypoglossal nucleus. Symptoms ... If the damage is to the nerve pathway (an upper motor neuron lesion) the tongue will curve away from the side of damage, due to ... Motor neuron disease is the most common disease affecting the hypoglossal nerve. The hypoglossal nerve is tested by examining ... If the damage is to the nerve itself (a lower motor neuron lesion), the tongue will curve toward the damaged side, owing to ...
... and so upper motor neurons, mediated by the thalamus, are not activated in a timely manner. Specific symptoms include rigidity ... Blocking GABA receptor input from medium spiny neurons to reticulata cells, causes inhibition of upper motor neurons similar to ... a GABA agonist injected into the substantia nigra pars reticulata decreases inhibition of upper motor neurons, resulting in ... including inappropriate activation of upper motor neurons. As with the GABAergic mechanisms observed in relation to Parkinson's ...
Bowel control issues Neurological symptoms can include a mixed picture of upper and lower motor neuron findings, such as ... The untethering process can improve the oxidative metabolism and can help to repair injured neurons. In children, symptoms may ... motor, bowel, and bladder control issues emerge. This delayed presentation of symptoms relates to the degree of strain on the ... neck and upper back problems and bladder control issues. Surgery on adults with minimal symptoms is somewhat controversial. For ...
Symptoms can include muscle weakness, decreased motor control including a loss of the ability to perform fine movements, ... Lower motor neuron Upper motor neuron lesion Lower motor neuron lesion Saladin, Kenneth S. Anatomy & Physiology: the Unity of ... Upper motor neurons (UMNs) are motor neurons that originate either in the motor region of the cerebral cortex or in the brain ... Upper motor neurons travel in several neural pathways through the central nervous system (CNS): Any upper motor neuron lesion, ...
The affected cells are the primary motor neurons, therefore the disease is an upper motor neuron disease. HSP is not a form of ... Symptoms of HSP may begin at any age, from infancy to older than 60 years. If symptoms begin during the teenage years or later ... HSP affects several pathways in motor neurons. Many genes were identified and linked to HSP. It remains a challenge to ... Dysfunction of endosomal trafficking can have severe consequences in motor neurons with long axons, as reported in HSP. ...
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... between the signs and symptoms associated with lower motor neuron injury and those associated with upper motor neuron injury. ... individual that has had damage to their upper motor neurons, or the connections between upper and lower motor neurons. So, my ... So what we would see is, in the upper motor neuron syndrome, yes wed see weakness, which is also seen with lower motor neuron ... with damage to upper motor neurons the muscle is still innervated. The problem is that, the output of lower motor neurons is no ...
The presence of a Babinski sign suggests an upper motor neuron lesion, although in infants the presence of the dorsiflexion of ... Why does an upper motor neuron lesion cause a positive babinski sign? Extensor respons. ... What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord)? ... The upper motor neurons also called "Cortical Motor Neurons" are located in the motor cortex of the brain. The the spinal motor ...
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... which is tested by neurologists to check for symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). ... Corticospinal tract neurons are referred to as "upper motor neurons" but they do not control muscles directly. Neurons in the ... It is damage in lower motor neurons which causes atrophy of muscle, while damage in upper motor neurons does not. ... Multiple SclerosisSymptoms. MS Signs vs. Symptoms: What is the Hoffmann Reflex?. Lisa EmrichPatient Advocate. March 15, 2018. ...
... is a common late-onset neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor neurons. There is no conclusive etiology of ALS, though ... Microglial activation correlates with disease progression and upper motor neuron clinical symptoms in amyotrophic lateral ... From Charcot to Lou Gehrig: Deciphering Selective motor neuron death in ALS. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2001; 2:806-819.CrossRefGoogle ... Wild-type nonneuronal cells extend survival of SOD1 mutant motor neurons in ALS mice. Science. 2003; 302:113-117.CrossRefGoogle ...
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- Degeneration of the Lower Motor Neuron Disease neuron delivers a flabby muscle weakness. (herbal-care-products.com)
- It's not clear how the mutations cause motor neuron degeneration, but studies suggest the SOD1 protein can become toxic. (livescience.com)
- Unraveling the mechanisms involved in motor neuron degeneration in ALS. (springer.com)
- An adverse property of a familial ALS-linked SOD1 mutation causes motor neuron disease characterized by vacuolar degeneration of mitochondria. (springer.com)
- ALS belongs to a wider group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases, which are caused by gradual deterioration (degeneration) and death of motor neurons. (medicinenet.com)
- Is magnetic resonance imaging a plausible biomarker for upper motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/primary lateral sclerosis or merely a useful paraclinical tool to exclude mimic syndromes? (scielo.br)
- This article provides a comprehensive review of the clinical applicability of the neuroimaging progress that has been made over the past two decades towards establishing suitable diagnostic tools for upper motor neuron (UMN) degeneration in ALS. (scielo.br)
- Clinical subtypes of motor neuron degeneration with only LMN degeneration, also called progressive muscular atrophy, or only UMN degeneration, called primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), and subtypes with predominant upper or LMN degeneration exist. (scielo.br)
- Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (JALS) is a rare motor neuron disease characterized by progressive degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons. (gofundme.com)
- The absence of sensory symptoms, signs of active lower motor neuron degeneration†, no alternative diagnosis.Under the proposed criteria, Probable PLS is defined by the absence of significant active LMN degeneration at 2-4 years from symptomatic debut, and Definite PLS is defined by the absence of significant active LMN degeneration 4 or more years from onset. (aanem.org)
- muscle weakness in ALS is caused by the degeneration, dysfunction, and death of motor neurons -- not because of a defect in the muscle itself. (alsa.org)
- A physical exam typically finds different signs and symptoms depending on whether you have upper or/and lower motor neuron degeneration. (alsa.org)
- Upper motor neuron degeneration generally causes spasticity (tightness in a muscle), while lower motor neuron degeneration causes muscle weakness, muscle atrophy (shrinkage of muscles) and twitching. (mda.org)
- It is characterized by the degeneration and eventual loss of the upper and lower motor neurons responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. (brainblogger.com)
- Typical symptoms of upper motor neuron (UMNs) degeneration include motor weakness, spasticity, hyperreflexia, and extensor plantar response. (brainblogger.com)
- Signs of lower motor neurons (LMNs) degeneration include muscle weakness, hypotonia, hyporeflexia, and muscle atrophy. (brainblogger.com)
- Although deterioration of motor neurons is the pathologic hallmark of ALS the interaction between non-neuronal cells and motor neurons play a key role in motor neuron degeneration. (brainblogger.com)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is characterized by adult-onset degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons. (diva-portal.org)
- Axonopathies are a group of clinically diverse disorders characterized by the progressive degeneration of the axons of specific neurons. (jci.org)
- The hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are characterized by spasticity of the leg muscles due to axonal degeneration of corticospinal neurons. (jci.org)
- Lower motor neuron degeneration results in fasciculations and muscle atrophy, and upper motor neuron degeneration result in increased reflexes and spasticity. (scirp.org)
- ALS is characterized by a progressive degeneration of motor nerve cells in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons). (clevelandclinic.org)
- As degeneration occurs, symptoms may become more severe and may result in increased difficulty in performing necessary functions to live optimally, such as breathing and eating. (selfmed.co.za)
- HSP is caused by degeneration of the upper motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. (sp-foundation.org)
- As the degeneration progresses, symptoms increase. (sp-foundation.org)
- Much like post-polio syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also has similar symptoms of motor neuron degeneration leading to general weakness and in some cases paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
- This process of denervation is however different from post-polio syndrome in that it only involves upper and lower motor neuron degeneration and does not experience a process of constant reinnervation and denervation. (wikipedia.org)
- Neurological examination presents specific signs associated with upper and lower motor neuron degeneration. (regenerativenutrition.com)
- According to information at the ALS Association's Northern New England website, alsanne.org , ALS is "a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. (pressherald.com)
- Its clinical hallmark is the degeneration of both upper and lower motor neurons, leading to progressive muscle atrophy and weakness, and ultimately to paralysis. (physio-pedia.com)
- ALS, on the other hand, is characterized by degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons, leading to muscle wasting and motor dysfunction. (frontiersin.org)
- Adrenal insufficiency may be present and may predate onset of neurological symptoms by several years. (symptoma.com)
- Hyperviscosity may present insidiously or acutely with neurological symptoms and signs. (bmj.com)
- The patient usually has a history of alcoholism or malnutrition and neurological symptoms are sometimes present and can help lead to a diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
- It is accompanied by other neurological symptoms. (bmj.com)
- ALS is a motor neuron disease , also spelled "motor neurone disease", which is a group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurons , the cells that control voluntary muscles of the body. (wikipedia.org)
- A progressive neurological disease characterized by a deterioration of upper and lower motor nerve cells (neurons). (clevelandclinic.org)
- A progressive neurological disease in which the upper motor nerve cells (neurons) deteriorate. (clevelandclinic.org)
- Nevertheless, a neuron-specific Miro1 KO mouse model displays physical hallmarks of neurological disease in the brainstem and spinal cord and develops rapidly progressing upper motor neuron disease symptoms culminating in death after approximately 4 wk. (pnas.org)
- Neuron-specific loss of Miro1 causes depletion of mitochondria from corticospinal tract axons and progressive neurological deficits mirroring human upper motor neuron disease. (pnas.org)
- Almost any neurological symptom can appear with the disease, and often progresses to physical and cognitive disability. (regenerativenutrition.com)
- Between attacks, symptoms may go away completely, but permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances. (regenerativenutrition.com)
- These are a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor neurons, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and general movement of the body. (regenerativenutrition.com)
- In 1869, the connection between the symptoms and the underlying neurological problems (involvement of the cortico-spinal tract) were first described by Jean-Martin Charcot. (physio-pedia.com)
- Infections of the motor neuron in the spinal cord are called motor neuron diseases. (herbal-care-products.com)
- This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Upper motor neuron disorders causing decreased activity with hypotonia in children. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- Upper motor neuron (UMN) diseases produce what signs/symptoms? (brainscape.com)
- For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. (nih.gov)
- MBD can be told apart from other neural diseases due to the symmetry of the lesions in the corpus callosum as well as the fact that these lesions don't affect the upper and lower edges. (wikipedia.org)
- Early ALS symptoms may be similar to a number of other neuromuscular diseases. (medhelp.org)
- ALS is one of the most common motor neuron diseases, affecting approximately 1.5 to 2.5 per 100,000 people every year worldwide. (brainblogger.com)
- Studies have linked 10 identifiable genes to ALS and other motor neuron diseases (including a mutation of the enzyme superoxide dismutase 1, found by Rozen and colleagues in 1993). (brainblogger.com)
- Other lower motor neuron diseases that may cause fasciculations include post-polio syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy, and progressive muscular atrophy. (verywell.com)
- With current combination antiretroviral therapy, symptom management is more likely to address antiviral adverse effects, symptoms due to comorbid diseases (eg, hepatitis C and depression), and poorly understood complications of long-standing HIV disease (peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, fatigue, and hypogonadism). (ucsf.edu)
- If the upper motor neuron lesion is extensive, muscle rigidity in the leg extensors and arm flexor muscles can also be seen. (symptoma.com)
- If a spinal cord was affected the symptoms would be below the level of the lesion rather than along a dermatome/myotome distribution. (brainscape.com)
- Why does an upper motor neuron lesion cause a positive babinski sign? (healthtap.com)
- The presence of a Babinski sign suggests an upper motor neuron lesion, although in infants the presence of the dorsiflexion of the great toe with plantar stimulation can be normal. (healthtap.com)
- How does the upper notor neuron lesion cause the babinski sign? (healthtap.com)
- How to diagnose upper motor neuron lesion in patient with amputated four limbs? (healthtap.com)
- What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord)? (healthtap.com)
- The lesion produces variable loss of motor function and of sensitivity to pinprick and temperature, while preserving proprioception (position sense). (sci-info-pages.com)
- Schiff-Sherrington phenomenon occurs when the spinal cord is transected by an acute , usually severe lesion to the second lumbar vertebrae (located in the lower back), causing exaggerated posturing in the upper extremities (front limb extension). (petmd.com)
- Atrophy is present in this motor neuron disease. (symptoma.com)
- It is damage in lower motor neurons which causes atrophy of muscle, while damage in upper motor neurons does not. (healthcentral.com)
- Cervical and upper limb range of motion was full, and no evidence of any focal atrophy of the upper limbs was present. (lww.com)
- The motor unit areas soon increase to a point where reinnervation is no longer possible causing an uncompensated denervation of motor units which leads to muscle atrophy and loss of muscular strength. (wikipedia.org)
- These include, but are not limited to multi-focal motor neuropathy, Kennedy's disease, hereditary spastic paraplegia, spinal muscular atrophy and monomelic amyotrophy. (regenerativenutrition.com)
- You Might Also Like: Rotator Cuff vs Frozen Shoulder Lower Motor Neuron Disease Reflexes are diminished or absent in this motor neuron disease. (symptoma.com)
- I have a 1 year history of progressive upper motor neuron disease (brisk reflexes, hoffmans. (medhelp.org)
- Upper motor neuron problems occur (brisk reflexes, etc). (healthtap.com)
- This turned the gene on, again causing the neurons to pull back projections and degenerate. (alzforum.org)
- In hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), the axons of cortical motor neurons degenerate and cause a spastic movement disorder. (jci.org)
- When upper motor neurons degenerate, impulses cannot adequately reach the lower motor neurons and the lower motor neurons cannot deliver the proper message to the corresponding muscle. (sp-foundation.org)
- This unit covers the surface anatomy of the human brain, its internal structure, and the overall organization of sensory and motor systems in the brainstem and spinal cord. (coursera.org)
- ALS affects the u pper motor neurons , which are in the brain, and the lower motor neurons , which are in the spinal cord and brainstem. (mda.org)
- Axons relay the messages to move to lower motor neurons that are located all along the brainstem and spinal cord. (sp-foundation.org)
- An upper motor neuron disease in the motor cortex of the brain and ends inside of the medulla or inside of the spinal line. (herbal-care-products.com)
- The upper motor neurons also called "Cortical Motor Neurons" are located in the motor cortex of the brain. (healthtap.com)
- Two types of motor neurons regulate skeletal muscle excitability: upper motor neurons (UMNs), which originate from the cerebral cortex, and lower motor neurons (LMNs), which originate in the spinal cord and brain stem. (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- 10 With movement, an action potential originates from the UMN in the motor cortex. (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- The motor plan eventually converges on the motor neurons in the motor cortex of the brain. (alsa.org)
- The UMNs residing in the "hand region" of the motor cortex on the left side of your brain control movement of the right hand. (alsa.org)
- These are huge nerve cells whose body is in the motor cortex but part of the neuron known as its "axon" physically extends downward from the top of the brain, passing through the brain, crossing over to the right side, and contacting a second set of motor neurons in the cervical spinal cord in the neck area. (alsa.org)
- REEP1 is shown to regulate ER structure in motor cortex neurons. (jci.org)
- The cell bodies of these neurons are located in the motor cortex area of the brain. (sp-foundation.org)
- In the progression of the disease, there is a loss of motor neurones from the anterior horn of the spinal cord , the primary motor cortex and from the hypoglossal nucleus in the lower medulla. (physio-pedia.com)
- There was no neck pain, bowel or bladder incontinence, gait or balance disturbances, recent illness or sick contacts, fatigue, or bulbar symptoms. (lww.com)
- The measure of speaking rate represented bulbar motor changes. (hindawi.com)
- ALS is a rapidly progressing and highly debilitating condition, with motor neurodegeneration impacting both spinal (i.e., arm, trunk, and leg) and bulbar (i.e., speech and swallowing) musculatures. (hindawi.com)
- What I can say is that it would be unusual (but not impossible) for bulbar onset ALS to present with very minimal throat symptoms with pronounced muscle twitching. (medhelp.org)
- This method often fails in ALS with bulbar involvement, allegedly due to upper-airway malfunction. (uib.no)
- Results: At the supraglottic level, all patients with ALS and bulbar symptoms (n=14) adducted their laryngeal structures during insufflation. (uib.no)
- Hypopharyngeal constriction during exsufflation was observed in all subjects, most prominently in patients with ALS and bulbar symptoms. (uib.no)
- Healthy subjects and patients with ALS and no bulbar symptoms (n=6) coordinated their cough well during MI-E. (uib.no)
- Conclusions: Laryngoscopy during ongoing MI-E in patients with ALS and bulbar symptoms revealed laryngeal adduction especially during insufflation but also during exsufflation, thereby severely compromising the size of the laryngeal inlet in some patients. (uib.no)
- This may be differentiated clinically from bulbar vulnerability of upper motor neurone origin (pseudobulbar palsy). (autoportal.ru)
- Most people with ALS die of respiratory failure within three to five years of the onset of symptoms, though about 10 percent of sufferers live for 10 or more years, according to the NIH. (livescience.com)
- Within 3-5 years from the initial onset of symptoms, most patients will loose the ability to breathe on their own and eventually require mechanical ventilation and support. (brainblogger.com)
- The course is often rapid, with most people dying from respiratory failure within three to five years from the onset of symptoms. (aastweb.org)
- The the spinal motor neurons are the lower motor neurons. (healthtap.com)
- It had previously been thought that the spinal motor neurons died first and their demise led to the secondary death of the brain's motor neurons. (medindia.net)
- The upper motor neurons tell the spinal motor neurons what to do. (medindia.net)
- As you probably have guessed, the spinal motor neurons are the "lower motor neurons" (LMN). (alsa.org)
- Motor neuron disease frequently does not get to be obvious until numerous nerve cells have died, which implies most patients experience fast deterioration soon after conclusion. (herbal-care-products.com)
- A condition that starts with difficulties speaking, chewing and swallowing due to lower motor nerve cell (neuron) deterioration. (clevelandclinic.org)
- Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) is a neurodegenerative disease affecting upper motor neurons primarily. (aanem.org)
- Primary Lateral Sclerosis and Early Upper Motor Neuron Disease: Characteristics of a Cross-Sectional Population. (pubfacts.com)
- The relapse presentation was of a purely upper motor neuron syndrome with a primary lateral sclerosis-like picture. (bmj.com)
- Her sensory and motor test are normal below the knee. (brainscape.com)
- There are both motor and sensory signs so dorsal root, quadriceps, ventral horn is unlikely. (brainscape.com)
- From what I have read, I understand that ALS does not present with sensory symptoms such as a lump in the throat feeling. (medhelp.org)
- 92% reported sensory symptoms. (bmj.com)
- A rostrocaudal march of sensory and motor symptoms was frequently reported. (bmj.com)
- Thoracic sensory and motor levels are most commonly reported. (clinicaladvisor.com)
- These two conditions are often confused because both may present with rapidly progressing sensory and motor loss involving the lower extremities. (clinicaladvisor.com)
- Tax11-19-specific T cells were seen consistently over a 9-yr time course in one patient as far as 19 yrs after the onset of clinical symptoms. (pnas.org)
- Marchiafava-Bignami disease is routinely diagnosed with the use of an MRI due to the fact that the majority of clinical symptoms are non-specific. (wikipedia.org)
- Some FTLD patients also show ALS-like motor symptoms and some ALS patients, in turn, exhibit cognitive impairment similarly to FTLD patients, suggesting that FTLD and ALS in fact form a disease spectrum with a subset of patients purely manifesting clinical symptoms of FTLD or ALS and with some showing overlapping clinical features of both disorders. (frontiersin.org)
- More recently, genetic alterations that are associated with both FTLD and ALS in a large portion of patients with varying clinical symptoms, such as the hexanucleotide repeat expansion in C9orf72, have been found. (frontiersin.org)
- Occasionally, the disease presents a different course with the neurologic symptoms preceding the osseous ones. (nih.gov)
- Recovery phase from onset of motor recovery to ultimate neurologic level of function may occur over months to years. (clinicaladvisor.com)
- Patients are often diagnosed only after the development of neurologic signs and symptoms that may occur later in the course of the disease. (medscape.com)
- PPS - symptoms/signs due to neurologic and musculoskeletal features. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
- Spastic Paraplegia 9, also known as bilateral cataracts, gastroesophageal reflux, and spastic paraparesis with amyotrophy , is related to spastic paraplegia 9a, autosomal dominant and autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia type 9 , and has symptoms including upper motor neuron signs An important gene associated with Spastic Paraplegia 9 is ALDH18A1 (Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 18 Family Member A1). (malacards.org)
- The early signs were pelvic general proprioceptive ataxia and upper motor neuron paraparesis. (jnss.org)
- She is one of the few scientists in the country who studies cortical motor neurons. (medindia.net)
- Ozdinler spent the last four years figuring out how to permanently sheath cortical motor neurons in fluorescence. (medindia.net)
- These are the so-called, "upper motor neurons" (UMN) or "Cortical Motor Neurons. (alsa.org)
- We further show that Reep1 expression was prominent in cortical motor neurons. (jci.org)
- Furthermore, among the core symptoms of HSP are also included abnormal gait and difficulty in walking, decreased vibratory sense at the ankles, and paresthesia. (wikipedia.org)
- If symptoms begin during the teenage years or later, then spastic gait disturbance usually progresses over many years. (wikipedia.org)
- 9 In the polysynaptic reflex, type IA afferent neurons synapse on inhibitory neurons in the dorsal horn and inhibit contraction of the targeted area. (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- The NMJ is a synapse specifically controlling neuron (or nerve cell) communication between muscle and nerves necessary for skeletal muscle function. (brainblogger.com)
- Trouble emptying the bladder , new and attended by numbness in the private area (and other symptoms) prompt a rectal exam. (healthtap.com)
- While the severity of symptoms may range with each case, Unfortunately, Matthew has already begun to experience the hallmark symptoms of HSP, including symptoms that have begun to affect his vision, his bladder, his left arm and his lower body. (dodgeglobe.com)
- Every voluntary movement is initiated and modulated by upper motor neurons -- answering a cell phone, typing an email, walking to the store. (medindia.net)
- In ALS, both the directing neurons and the neurons that create the movement disintegrate at the same time. (medindia.net)
- Upper motor neuron symptoms include poor coordination and slowness of movement and clonus, a spontaneous contraction of the muscle. (twincities.com)
- So, how do motor neurons produce movement? (alsa.org)
- These neurons are responsible for muscle movement. (medbroadcast.com)