Theoretical neurological diseases

Radium glucegen at excite.com
Sat Mar 15 22:11:16 EST 2003


"KP-PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%> wrote in message news:<MG6ca.4673$S%3.285886 at bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>...
> Your questions are huge - requiring massive study with repsect to
> their particulars, which do not all reflect physical reality within
> nervous systems. But I';; comment with respect to one part of your
> query below.
> 
> "Radium" <glucegen at excite.com> wrote in message
> news:464c821f.0303131246.16e18257 at posting.google.com...
> | Hi:
> |
> | I hope I am posting this to the correct newsgroup.
> |
> | I have some questions regarding the CNS:
> |
> | What symptoms would I experience areas of my cerebral cortex (and
> | cerebullum) dealing with voluntary movement (including movement of
> | speech muscles), balance, coordination, mental functions
> | (consciousness, awareness, attention, memory etc.) were to suddenly
> | and totally lose their supply of calcium for a week? [consider the
> | rest of my body to recieve its normal supply of calcium]
> |
> | What symptoms would I experience if the arteries in same areas of
>  my
> | brain were to suddenly and completely constrict (vasospasm
>  resembling
> | migraine) for about 2 hours? [visual cortex included]
> |
> | What auditory symptoms would I experience if the "hearing area"
> | [auditory cortex?] of my brain were to suddenly and completely lose
> | its supply of oxygen, glucose, carbon dioxide, and minerals for
>  about
> | a day? [lets say the rest of brain remains unaffected] and [lets
>  also
> | say during this, all the blood vessels (arteries, veins, arteioles,
> | venules, and cappilaries) in my brain's "hearing region" dilate
> | rapidly and completely in a synchronized manner]
> 
> There's not just one "auditory area", so your symptoms would be a
> 'mixture' of what becomes, probably permanently, lost due to oxygen
> deprivation lasting more than ~ four hours. Unless there was
> something like relatively-rapid deep colling involved, neural tissue
> deprived of oxygen just 'disintegrates' and dies.

  What about calcium deprivation?
  
> But you'd experience some sort of "auditory" activation because the
> deficits you outlined spare many areas involved in audition. You'd
> probably not be able to use auditory information consciously though.
> 
> That's it for my "2-cents".
> 
> ken
> 
> | What symptoms would I experience if the rabies virus attacked and
> | brutally "kicked" the gut nucleuses of neurons in the areas of my
> | cerebral cortex mentioned in my first question? [auditory cortex
> | included]
> |
> |
> | What neurologic symptoms would I experience if the measles
>  [rubeola]
> | virus infected and severly irratated the cappilaries in the parts
>  of
> | my cerebral cortex mentioned in the first question? [auditory
>  cortex
> | included] Would there be any physical pain/discomfort?
> |
> |
> | What symptoms would I experience if the shingles [herpes zoster]
>  virus
> | infected in motor portion of my upper spinal cord? [sensory portion
> | unaffected]
> |
> |
> | What are the neurologic symptoms [in humans] of the average octopus
> | bite?
> |
> | What are the neurologic symptoms [in humans] of the average
>  jellyfish
> | sting?
> |
> | What are the neurologic symptoms [in humans] of the average
> | black-widow spider bite?
> |
> |
> | What would be neurologic symptoms of a theoretical glucagon storm?
> | [glucagon storm = extremely excessive production of glucagon from
>  the
> | pancreas]
> |
> | Glucagon storm = glucagon equivalent of a thyroid storm.
> |
> |
> |
> | What are the neurologic symptoms of bradycardia? [consider
>  heartbeat
> | slow (25 beats/min) and strong (force equal to that of the average
> | athlete)]
> |
> |
> |
> | Any assistance is appreciated.
> |
> |
> |
> | Thanks,
> |
> |
> | Radium



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