For the Week ending 09/23/2005
Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.
a progressive, degenerative disease that occurs in the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking, and behavior
Former President Reagan was stricken with _______ in the last years of his life.
an unexplained episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis that begins suddenly and steadily worsens
Being bitten by a tick and stricken with Lime Disease can sometimes lead to _______.
a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the nervous system
John's symptoms of weakness and tingling sensations in his legs, then spreading to his arms and upper body, led to his diagnosis of _______.
the most common type of brain attack, occuring when a blood clot forms and blocks blood flow in an artery bringing blood to part of the brain
It's common for _______ to cause a stroke.
a viral infection of the brain
One of the most dangerous and the most common cause of _______ is the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)