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    • (2)

      Dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway

    • (3)

      Primary and secondary disorders

    • (4)

      Incidence

      • (a)

        Occurs after 40 years

      • (b)

        Leading cause of neurologic disability >60 years

      • (c)

        130 in 100,000 persons

      • (d)

        Estimated 500,000 in United States

    • (5)

      Characteristics

  • e.

    Central pain syndrome

    • (1)

      Trigeminal nerve infection or disease

    • (2)

      Tic douloureux

    • (3)

      Causes

      • (a)

        Tumor

      • (b)

        Lesions

      • (c)

        Medications (phenothiazine)

    • (4)

      Incidents

    • (5)

      Characteristics

  • f.

    Bell’s palsy

    • (1)

      Facial paralysis

    • (2)

      Causes

      • (a)

        Post-trauma

      • (b)

        Herpes simplex

      • (c)

        Lyme disease

      • (d)

        Idiopathic

    • (3)

      Incidence

      • (a)

        Most common form of facial paralysis

      • (b)

        23 in 100,000 or 1 in 60 to 70 persons in a lifetime

    • (4)

      Characteristics

  • g.

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    • (1)

      Progressive motor neuron disease

    • (2)

      Types

      • (a)

        Spinal muscular atrophy

      • (b)

        Bulbar palsy

      • (c)

        Primary lateral sclerosis

      • (d)

        Pseudobulbar palsy

    • (3)

      Incidence

    • (4)

      Characteristics

  • h.

    Peripheral neuropathy

    • (1)

      Axons/ spinal cord neurons injured

    • (2)

      Autonomic nerve fibers

    • (3)

      Incidence

    • (4)

      Characteristics

  • i.

    Myoclonus

    • (1)

      Involuntary random muscular contractions

    • (2)

      Fasciculation

    • (3)

      Metabolic and neurologic disorders

    • (4)

      Incidence

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