Chapter 17: The Nervous System Part II. HST III Spring 2009. Nervous System. Complex Highly organized system Coordinates all the activities of the body Enables the body to respond and adapt to changes that occur both inside and outside the body. In the previous discussion we learned:.
High fat diet
Alcohol use (heavy)
Coronary artery disease
Blood-clotting diseaseFactors that increase risk for CVA:
Stiff neck and backSymptoms
An excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain, and in some cases, the subarachnoid space.
Usually caused by congenital defect, infection, or tumor that obstructs the flow of cerebrospinal fluid out of the brainHydrocephalus
Visual disturbances such as diplopia (double vision) ventricles of the brain, and in some cases, the subarachnoid space.
Tingling and numbness
As the disease progresses
Tremors ventricles of the brain, and in some cases, the subarachnoid space.
Forward leaning position
Difficulty in stopping while walking
Loss of facial expressionSymptoms