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Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)

Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are transient attacks of loss of function of one part of the brain coming suddenly and lasting for variable period of time ranging from minutes to hours. Since arteries supplying the brain are end arteries so any pathology which produces obstruction to the flow of that …

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Facial palsy or Bell’s palsy

Facial palsy – Facial nerve or seventh cranial nerve is largely a motor nerve supplying muscles of face. It arises from its nucleus located in the pons. The nerve follows a long course within the skull and leaves it through the stylomastoid foramen. While passing through the facial canal, it …

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Anticonvulsants

Anticonvulsants are described as a group of pharmaceutical medicines, that are administered to various patients suffering from epileptic seizures. According to recent information, various anticonvulsants are being used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. These drugs have a mood stabilizing action and the main function of these medicines is to …

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