Brain Picture Image on MedicineNet.com The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. It is made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses.
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These areas of brain damage, called brain infarcts, are a result of silent strokes that can occur without symptoms or a person knowing it. "In this study, not eating a Mediterranean-like diet had about the same effect on the brain as having high blood pressure."
These tumors tend to grow and infiltrate into the normal brain tissue, which makes surgical removal very difficult -- or sometimes impossible -- and complicates treatment. Specifically, the tumor forms on the three layers of membranes that are called meninges.
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In the U.S., every year, about 1.4 million people have some type of brain injury. And approximately 5.3 million people suffer from the effects of brain damage.
Natural Substances May Mirror Pot's Effects on the Brain WebMD News Archive Sept. 15, 2004 -- Marijuana is well known for its widespread effects on the brain. The key to understanding its impact may come from the brain's own pharmacy.