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Published on March 9, 2014

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Neuromuscular Disorders: Neuromuscular Disorders Lisa MarieGreenwood MSN APRN-BC, RN CWOCN CNS Nursing Instructor/ co-Program Director Madison College-Reedsburg Nursing Pharmacology 543-103 Neuromuscular Disorders: Neuromuscular Disorders Parkinson’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease Myasthenia Gravis Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s Disease Disorder of CNS Chronic, progressive Affects dopamine-producing cells in area of mid-brain that controls smooth voluntary movements Neurotransmitters Dopamine Acetylcholine Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s Disease Resting tremor Other common symptoms: Bradykinesia Akinesia Shuffling gate Stooped posture Mask-like facial expression Soft voice Pharmacological Therapy: Pharmacological Therapy Anticholinergics Dopaminergics Dopamine Agonists MAO-B inhibitors COMT inhibitors Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Disease Progressive disorder Degeneration of cortex of brain Progressive loss of acetylcholine-producing neurons Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Disease Pharmacotherapy Indirect acting acetylcholoinesterase inhibitors Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia Gravis Autoimmune disorder Decline in acetylcholine Weakness in certain skeletal muscle groups Most common in women younger than 30 Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia Gravis Disease course Variable Diagnosis Diagnostic screenings Drugs Tenslin Exacerbations Stress Pregnancy Menses Illness Trauma Temperature changes Hypokalemia Certain drugs Myasthenia Crisis: Myasthenia Crisis Acute exacerbation Triggers Infection Surgery Emotional distress Drug overdose Inadequate drug regimen Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple Sclerosis Chronic, progressive disorder of CNS Most commonly affects young-middle-age adults Unknown etiology Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple Sclerosis Onset is insidious and gradual Symptoms occur intermittently over months and years Common signs and symptoms Motor Sensory Cerebellar Emotional

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