• brain
  • Under normal circumstances, when a man is sexually stimulated, his brain sends a message down the spinal cord and into the nerves of the penis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • DAPTA has been shown to substantially suppress brain inflammation and block proinflammatory cytokine signaling pathways in a small animal model of Alzheimer's disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord or other nerves can result in a range of symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the brain and spinal cord are surrounded by tough membranes, enclosed in the bones of the skull and spinal vertebrae, and chemically isolated by the blood-brain barrier, they are very susceptible if compromised. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diffusion tensor imaging is being developed for studying the diseases of the white matter of the brain as well as for studies of other body tissues (see below). (wikipedia.org)
  • axons
  • Olfactory axons invade the basal lamina of the glia limitans and the olfactory bulb to create the olfactory nerve and glomerular layers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several recent studies have reported that preventing OEG inhibition will present a uniform population of cells in the spinal cord, creating an environment in which damaged axons can be repaired. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, in a rat model, large bundles of greater than 20 axons are found exiting the L5 dorsal root ganglion, while smaller bundles of average 3 axons are found in distal nerve segments. (wikipedia.org)
  • After injury, the proximal end swells and experiences some retrograde degeneration, but once the debris is cleared, it begins to sprout axons and the presence of growth cones can be detected. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • The doctor also obtains a thorough medical history to find out about past pelvic surgery, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and any medications the man may be taking. (encyclopedia.com)
  • If no signs of pain can be elicited, surgery should be performed within 24 hours of the incident, to remove the disc material and relieve pressure on the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • skull
  • During the Middle Ages in Arabia from 936 to 1013 AD, Al-Zahrawi performed surgical treatments of head injuries, skull fractures, spinal injuries, hydrocephalus, subdural effusions and headache. (wikipedia.org)
  • glia
  • A fraction of the epithelial migrating precursors give rise to olfactory ensheathing glia that inhabit the olfactory nerve and glomerular layers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alzheimer's
  • In the biographical film drama Dallas Buyers Club, protagonist Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) promotes the use of injected peptide T as a treatment for HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's Disease and sues the FDA over their efforts to limit his ability to use Peptide T, as it was an unapproved medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • distal
  • Remak bundles in the distal peripheral nerve are clustered with other Remak bundles. (wikipedia.org)
  • When a nerve axon is severed, the end still attached to the cell body is labeled the proximal segment, while the other end is called the distal segment. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • The nerve endings in the penis release chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, that signal the corpora cavernosa (the two spongy rods of tissue that span the length of the penis) to relax and fill with blood. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Injury or disease of the connective tissue, such as Peyronie's disease, may prevent the corpora cavernosa from completely expanding. (encyclopedia.com)
  • After 24 hours, the chance of recovery declines rapidly, since with continued pressure, the spinal cord tissue deteriorates and dies. (wikipedia.org)
  • bones
  • Physiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and the treatment of diseases of muscles, bones, articulars, soft tissues and nerve system. (neu.edu.tr)
  • cells
  • This toxin works by binding to sodium channels in nerve cells, preventing the cells' proper function. (wikipedia.org)
  • function
  • In extreme cases, this can cause spinal cord function inferior to the missing vertebral arches to cease. (wikipedia.org)
  • This phenomenon supports the theory that damaged nerve fibers may release factors that alter the function of neighboring undamaged fibers. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • A long-delayed analysis of antiviral effects from the 1996 NIH study showed peripheral viral load (combined plasma and serum) was significantly reduced in the DAPTA-treated group. (wikipedia.org)
  • small
  • Human axon growth rates can reach 1 mm/day in small nerves and 5 mm/day in large nerves. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also used more and more in the staging of non-small-cell lung cancer, where it is a serious candidate to replace positron emission tomography as the 'gold standard' for this type of disease. (wikipedia.org)