Central Nervous System

Definition of Central Nervous System:

A collective term for the brain, spinal cord, their nerves, and the sensory end organs.  More broadly, this can even include the neurotransmitting hormones instigated by the CNS that control the chemical nervous system, the endocrine glands.

Also: CNS

Topics Related to Central Nervous System

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

...the condition
“...It can then spread to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and testicles (in males)...”

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

...the condition
“...It can sometimes spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and testicles in males...”
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Addictions / Addictive Tendencies

...the condition
“...Calcium and Magnesium help nourish the central nervous system and help control tremors by calming the body...”

Alanine

...as a treatment
“...It supports the immune system and strengthens it by producing antibodies; it aids in the metabolism of glucose; it is an important source of energy for muscle tissue, the brain and central nervous system; useful in weight control...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...the condition
“...Aside from Gingko, two other herbs, Yi Ye Chau (Securinega suffruticosa) and Fan Hong Hua (Crocus sativa), have been proven to have positive effects on the central nervous system...”

Amantadine

...as a treatment
“...Side-Effects: Amantadine has been associated with several CNS side-effects, including nervousness, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, difficulty in concentrating, and exacerbations of pre-existing seizure disorders and psychiatric symptoms in patients with...”

Analeptic

...related topic
Central nervous system stimulant...”

Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Infection first presents with severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weakness, which gradually lessens and progresses to fever, and then to CNS symptoms and severe headache and stiffness of the neck...”

Asparagine

...as a treatment
“A non-essential amino acid, asparagine maintains central nervous system balance...”

Autism

...the condition
“...It is a complex disorder of the central nervous system that affects many different expressions of brain development, including social interactions and communications...”

Caffeine

...as a treatment
“...The following physiological effects of caffeine may enhance athletic performance ... stimulation of the central nervous system, which leads to reduced perception of effort (reduced fatigue), or enhanced use of muscles...”

Caffeine Intoxication

...the condition
“...Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and may be taken to help restore mental alertness when unusual tiredness, weakness or drowsiness occurs...”

Calcium

...as a treatment
“...Calcium is essential for a healthy Central Nervous System, muscle and cardiac function...”

Calming / Stretching Exercises

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Chi) stimulates the central nervous system, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, and gently tones muscles without strain...”

Catuaba

...as a treatment
“...The primary uses are for central nervous system disorders and impotence...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...Since many wells contain environmental toxins such as pesticide run-off, we feel there could be a definite link, especially since fibromyalgia seems to be a central nervous system disease...”

Cluster Headaches

...the condition
“...Because such dilation appears to follow, not precede, pain, however, some researchers believe that some other process involving the central nervous system in the brain is more likely to be the primary cause...”

Cocaine Addiction

...the condition
“Cocaine is a powerful central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that heightens alertness, inhibits appetite and the need for sleep, and provides intense feelings of pleasure...”

Coccidioidomycosis

...related topic
“...These abscesses tend to form in the subcutaneous tissues, skin, bone and the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord)...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...It also invigorates the central nervous system, being a nerve stimulant and antispasmodic...”

Copper

...related topic
“...It is also involved with vitamin C in the formation of collagen and the proper functioning in central nervous system...”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

...the condition
“...Cytomegalovirus is probably spread through the body in lymphocytes or mononuclear cells to the lungs, liver, and central nervous system where it often produces inflammatory reactions...”

DMAE

...as a treatment
“...People who use DMAE supplements report that after 3-4 weeks of DMAE use, they notice a continual mild stimulation of their CNS without side effects and a possible boost energy...”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...The worm is harmless in raccoons but can produce severe central nervous system disease, including encephalitis, in humans...”

Ephedra (Ma Huang)

...as a treatment
“...This in turn will act to dilate the bronchial tubes (for asthma, hay fever etc) as well as increase CNS and cardiac activity...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: The majority of disorders associated with yawning are those of the central nervous system, including epilepsy, encephalitis, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and progressive supranuclear palsy...”

Ginger Root

...as a treatment
“...Standard anti-nausea medications often work through the central nervous system, causing drowsiness...”

Glycine

...as a treatment
“...Glycine aids in skin and tissue repair; it is important to central nervous system function...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...Gotu Kola is indicated for the following: CNS/Nervous: Neurological & mental disturbances (including mental retardation, schizophrenia, stress, epilepsy, amnesia); brain & nervous tonic, promotes mental calm & clarity; Insomnia...”

Green Tea

...as a treatment
“...Caffeine is a common central nervous system stimulant found in coffee at similar or higher levels...”

Headaches

...relationship to Leukemia
“Headaches can occur due to involvement of the central nervous system in ALL and AML...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...recommendation Cilantro
“...This is a revolutionary discovery and makes Cilantro the first known substance that mobilizes mercury from the CNS (Central Nervous System)...”

Histoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Symptoms of disseminated histoplasmosis include ... central nervous system dysfunction; typically an infection in the form of meningitis...”

Hydrazine Sulfate

...as a treatment
“...WARNING! Hydrazine sulfate is a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor and is incompatible with tranquilizers, barbiturates, alcohol and other central nervous system depressants...”

Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency

...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
“...Its benefits may be due, in part, to its stress-moderating properties upon the central nervous system...”

Hypersomnolence

...the condition
“...It is suspected that CNS hypersomnolence is related to narcolepsy...”
...relationship to Magnesium Toxicity
“The symptoms of magnesium toxicity include central nervous system depression, muscle weakness, fatigue and sleepiness...”

Hypoglycemia

...the condition
“...Central nervous system changes, adrenal hormone output and detoxification (what the body tries to do when it is not busy digesting food) also contribute to the overall symptom picture...”

Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...Secondary to diseases such as central nervous system disorders, for example Shy-Drager syndrome; peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy (nerve problems), such as may be caused by diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular...”

Inositol

...as a treatment
“...Inositol also has a prominent calming effect on the central nervous system, so it may be helpful to those with insomnia...”

Insomnia

...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“...During both normal and GHB-induced sleep, the central nervous system continues to be responsive to "noxious stimuli" (pain and other irritations), a factor which sets limits on GHB's uses in anesthesia [Vickers, 1969]...”
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...pericarditis or, much less commonly, hepatitis, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis or central nervous system involvement)...”

Kava

...as a treatment
“...Like Valium and Xanax, they may influence GABA, the neurotransmitter that acts as a brake on the central nervous system...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...It is a cumulative poison that is retained in the central nervous system, bones, brain, glands and hair...”

Learning Disorder

...related topic
“...These disorders are intrinsic to the individual and presumed to be due to central nervous system dysfunction...”

Lecithin / Choline

...as a treatment
“...Lecithin, with other phospholipids, is essential for every cellular and sub-cellular membrane in the body, especially the brain and central nervous system...”

L-Taurine

...as a treatment
“...Important to the heart muscle, white blood cells, musculoskeletal system, and central nervous system, it has been used in the treatment of breast cancer, anxiety, poor brain function, epilepsy, and Down syndrome children...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Magnesium may increase the central nervous system depressant effects of alcohol, antidepressants, narcotics, anti-anxiety medications, barbiturates, sleeping medications, anti-psychotics and general anesthetics...”

Magnesium Toxicity

...our question about Individual weak muscles
“Magnesium overload can depress the central nervous system, causing muscle weakness, lethargy, sleepiness, hyperexcitability, mental status changes, nausea, appetite loss, extremely low blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat...”

Marapuama

...as a treatment
“...It is also being increasingly used to treat menstrual cramps, PMS, depression, dysentery, and central nervous system disorders...”

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

...recommendation Cilantro
“Cilantro may help mobilize heavy metals from the brain and central nervous system...”

Migraine/Tension Headaches

...relationship to Environmental Illness / MCS
Central nervous system dysfunction is common, resulting in headaches, chronic fatigue, poor short term memory, hyperactivity, and increased appetite leading to food cravings and overeating...”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“It is believed by those specializing in detoxification that the major cause of both tension headaches and migraines is the retention of toxins or tissue irritants within the central nervous system...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...the condition
“...Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the white matter of the central nervous system...”
...related topic
“Demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, causing patches of sclerosis (plaques) in the brain and spinal cord, manifested by loss of normal neurological functions, e.g. muscle weakness, loss of vision, and mood...”

Muscular Dystrophy

...the condition
“...The disease causes muscle weakness and affects the central nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, eyes (causing cataracts) and endocrine (hormone-producing) glands...”

Narcolepsy

...the condition
“...Narcolepsy is a heritable central nervous system disorder that is a common cause of sleep disturbance...”

Narcotic

...related topic
“A substance that depresses central nervous system function, bringing sleep and lessening pain...”

Neural Tube

...related topic
“...It gives rise to the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the central nervous system...”

Periarteritis

...the condition
“...Central nervous system involvement may cause strokes or seizures...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Without significant variation between wakefulness or sleep or levels of physical/mental activity, the central nervous system uses some 15-20% of one's oxygen intake and only a slightly lesser percentage of the heart's output...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Zinc
“Inadequate amounts of zinc can lead to central nervous system and other malformations, small-for-age babies and miscarriage...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS C (Craving)

...the condition
“...A deficiency of the prostaglandin PGE, in the pancreas and CNS may also be involved in PMS-C...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS D (Depression)

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: This depression is usually associated with low levels of biogenic amines in the synaptic vesicles of the Central Nervous System...”

Psychoanaleptic

...related topic
“Psychoanaleptic drugs: Central nervous system stimulants that reverse depression...”

Pyridoxine

...related topic
“...It also participates in the utilization of energy in the brain and nervous tissue and is essential for the regulation of the central nervous system...”

Sacral

...related topic
“Sacral Nerves: Five pairs of CNS nerves that exit through the sacral foramen and sacral hiatus, and bring information in and out of the spinal cord...”

Schizophrenia

...the condition
“...E2 is a central nervous system depressant...”

Seizure Disorder

...relationship to Leukemia
“Seizures can occur due to involvement of the central nervous system in ALL and AML...”

Sepsis

...the condition
“...It may precede or coincide with infections of the bone, central nervous system or other tissues...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...It is characterized by changes in skin, mucous membranes, internal organs and the central nervous system...”

Taurine

...related topic
“...May be needed for the proper development and maintenance of the central nervous system...”

Test Immune System Function

...as a treatment
“...The immune system works closely with the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the liver to maintain homeostasis...”

Thyroid

...related topic
“...They promote central nervous system growth, stimulate the making of many enzymes, and are necessary for muscle tone and vigor...”

Uric Acid Levels Low

...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“...Uric acid works by inactivating peroxynitrite, a toxic compound that may cause damage to the central nervous system in MS patients...”

Valerian Root

...as a treatment
“...No drug interactions have been reported, but the possibility still exists that valerian might enhance other central nervous system depressants, such as sedatives, sleeping pills, and alcohol...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Areas affected outside of the lungs may include blood cell generating tissues, skin, kidneys, bones, the central nervous system and heart muscle...”

Vinpocetine

...as a treatment
“...there is an increase in serotonin and acetylcholine concentration, which are neuromodulators found in virtually all autonomic ganglia (the clusters of brain cells that serve as bridges between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...Sometimes dieters resort to the use of metabolic stimulants such as caffeine and ephedra (often from the herb ma huang) which are central nervous system stimulants that, when combined, may help people lose weight...”

Wilson's Disease

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: In about 40 to 50% of patients, the disease first affects the central nervous system (CNS)...”
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