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  • Treatment With Hypothermia With Body Temperature
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    Hypothermia, defined as a core body temperature less than 95 ^0 F (35^0 C) occurs when heat loss exceeds the body's heat production. (Ruffolo p. 47) Thermal stability in humans depends on the body's ability to adapt to changes in internal and external temperatures. Heat is transferred throughout tissues and fat, and is released at a rate directly related to the temperature of the environment through radiation, conduction, convection, and evaporation. Hypothermia is typically seen as a bad thing;...
  • Most Common Causes Of Strokes
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    Cerebral vascular accident or a stroke is the destruction of brain substance, resulting from thrombosis, intracranial hemorrhage, or embolism, which causes vascular insufficiency. In addition, it is an area of the brain denied blood and oxygen that is required and damage is done to a part of the cells. The effect of the patient depends upon where the damage occurs and the severity of the stroke. Each year alone about 150,000 people in America die from a stroke or are seriously disabled. Stroke i...
  • Brain Procedures
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    Introduction One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest presents a flashing array of images and scenes that are impossible to ignore and impossible to forget. One particular scene, where Jack Nicholson is being led to bed with a marring scar on his forehead, is among the most socially disturbing. For, we find it hard to believe that humanity had "scrambled" the brains of those who could not live within the confines of society. Nicholson's character received a pre-frontal lobotomy. No other medical procedur...
  • O.C.D. Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    The mental abnormality Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has been thought as through the years another chic he chapter in the book of mental malfunctions. However by experts it is considered to be a great risk to the lives of many more adults than people realize. It makes chaos out of everyday routines and puts extreme complication onto the simplest situations (NIMH 2). Understanding this mental illness requires one to know what the ailment is, why people have it, the different ways in which it affe...
  • Associate Laughter With Emotions
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    The study of emotion was once relegated to the backwaters of neuroscience, a testament to the popular conception that what we feel exists outside our brains, acting only to intrude on normal thought. The science has changed: Emotion is now considered integral to our over-all mental health. In mapping our emotions, scientists have found that our emotional brain overlays our thinking brain: The two exist forever intertwined. There is a critical interplay between reason and emotion. We are well awa...
  • How Does Unconscious Differ From Consciousness
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    The QUESTION: How Does Unconscious Differ From Consciousness Consciousness and unconscious are two psychological terms that are commonly used in this field of study. Their importance's mainly appear when psychologists deal with their patients because they will surely think about these two terms. To understand these two terms we must know their definitions. This step can enable us to recognize the difference between them. Consciousness is a psychological condition defined by the English philosoph...
  • Case Study On A Patient
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    Perception Without Awareness: What Cruel Acts Of Fate Teach Us About Brain Function Much of the research and discoveries regarding how our brain functions can be attributed to cruel acts of fate- the brain injuries and disorders which damage key areas of the brain. It is through studying how these injuries and disorders affect human behavior, that we gain insight into how different brain structures contribute to human functional capability. The literature of neuropsychology is filled with countl...
  • Penetrating Head Injury R Frontal Knife
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    INTRODUCTION Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children and in adults in their most productive years. TBI is a non degenerative, non congenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairments of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2002, Injuries and poisoning are a signi...
  • Pvs Patients
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    Artificial Nutrition&Hydration In the Artificial Nutrition&Hydration Essay, Research Paper In the last century, with the advent of plastic tubing, new ethical issues have been raised regarding nutrition and hydration of patients in comatose, or that of persistent vegetative states. By performing fairly simple procedures, artificial nutrition and hydration (AN&H) may be provided to almost all patients, including those unable to swallow. 2 Therefore, patients who would otherwise imminently die may...

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