structure of a typical neuron
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Neurons

An illustrated neuron graphic

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neuron forest
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The neuron forest

“Neuron” by NIH-NCATS is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Our brain contains about 100 billion neurons; it looks like a neuron forest. because a neuron is more or less similar to a tree. Neurons are a special kind of cell. At one end, it sprouts a large number of very thin short threads –…

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Posted in care for caregivers

Who cares for caregivers?

Marguerite Blais

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blood clot in an ischaemic stroke
Posted in emergency stroke care

Clot removal effective even six hours after stroke

It is good news; until 2018, we knew that neurosurgeons can salvage living neurons only if they remove the clot within six hours of the block. Now, we know it is not so. They can go ahead with the operation if a patient is ready for the surgery even after…

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A banner to promote use of (tPA) tissue plasminogen activator
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Do you know about the clot-busting drug?

American Heart and Stroke Associations promote use of tPA although not all emergency physicians do not adhere to the practice.

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Posted in stroke rehabilitation walking after a stroke

Walking sticks for stroke survivors

Another term for walking sticks is canes. Walking sticks or canes carry many benefits to stroke survivors. They are valuable tools for stroke patients in their journey to independence. However, experts recommend evidence-supported specific steps to follow for better recovery; it is time dependent. If you read the following two…

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