Herpes Zoster commonly known as Shingles

Herpes zoster or Shingles is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body (left or right), often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes the acute, short-lived illness chickenpox which generally occurs…

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The Cranial Nerves – Sensory and Motor functions

The cranial nerves control a large number of our social, sensory and motor functions this is a brief overview of their importance. Cranial nerves emerge directly from the brain, in contrast to spinal nerves, which emerge from segments of the spinal cord. In humans, there are traditionally twelve pairs of…

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