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Results 21-34 of 34 in Brain, Spinal Cord & Nerves
21. Meningiomas in Dogs
Meningiomas are a kind of brain tumor that affects dogs and arise from the meninges (the covering surrounding the brain).
22. Meningoencephalomyelitis in Dogs
Meningoencephalomyelitis is a complicated word that indicates inflammation of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord, brain tissue itself and spinal cord tissue. It is uncommon but can be seen in any animals, often with devastating results.
23. Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia gravis is a disorder characterized by muscular weakness that is aggravated by activity and relieved by rest. It is caused by an impairment of transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles, which results in muscle weakness.
24. Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
Narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness, lethargy, or brief periods of collapse and unconsciousness that resolve spontaneously, and cataplexy is characterized by brief episodes of muscle paralysis with loss of tendon reflexes.
25. Necrotizing Meningoencephalitis
Necrotizing meningoencephalitis is a sporadic, fatal, inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that has been recently described in several small breed dogs. It is fatal within 2 to 3 months despite aggressive treatment.
26. Polyneuropathy in Dogs
Polyneuropathies are a group of diseases that affect multiple nerves in any combination. They may be inherited or acquired later in life.
27. Proprioceptive Deficits in Dogs
Proprioceptive deficits are abnormal body positions or movements due to a lack of normal perception that causes abnormal placement reactions of legs, abnormal limb position at rest (legs crossed or paws turned under), and abnormal wearing of the toes.
28. Pug Dog Encephalitis
Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE) is a unique form of brain inflammation affecting adolescent and young adult pugs. It is believed to be a genetic condition, as littermates and closely related dogs are often affected.
29. Scotty Cramps
Scotty cramps is an inherited neurologic disorder in Scottish terriers characterized by episodic or intermittent muscle rigidity or cramping. It is an inherited condition and is usually seen in Scotties under one year of age,
30. Spinal Trauma in Dogs
Trauma to the spinal cord is not common and can be very devastating. It is most often associated with sudden impact injury, such as being hit by an automobile, gunshot or falling from a height.

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