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Striatonigral Degeneration

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What is Striatonigral Degeneration?Striatonigral degeneration is a neurological disorder caused by a disruption in the connection between two areas of the brain-the striatum and the substantia nigra. These two areas work together to enable balance and movement. Striatonigral degeneration is a type of multiple system atrophy (MSA). Symptoms of the disorder resemble some of those seen in...
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What is Striatonigral Degeneration?Striatonigral degeneration is a neurological disorder caused by a disruption in the connection between two areas of the brain-the...

Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS)

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Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

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What is Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy?Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) is a term that describes the degeneration of neurons in specific areas of the brain – the cerebellum, pons, and inferior olives.  OPCA is present in several neurodegenerative syndromes, including inherited and non-inherited forms of ataxia (such as the hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia known as Machado-Joseph disease) and multiple...
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