- Your Brain & Nervous System for Kids
... But it's a very important part of the brain. It controls balance, movement,
and coordination (how your muscles work together). ...
- Brain and Nervous System for Parents
... It consists of the cerebrum the area with all the folds and grooves typically
seen in pictures of the brain as well as some other structures ...
- Brain Tumors for Parents
... can form. If the tumor puts pressure on certain areas of the brain, it
can affect how the body functions. When discovered ...
- Sports and Concussions for Teens
... A fall or collision that makes the brain bang against the skull can bruise the
brain. It also can tear blood vessels and injure nerves. ...
- Hydrocephalus for Parents
... from the brain. It then pools, causing a buildup of fluid in the skull. ... any
age. It's usually caused by bleeding in the brain. This ...
- Endocrine System for Parents
... It secretes melatonin, a hormone that may help regulate the wakesleep
cycle. The gonads are the main source of sex hormones. ...
- Encephalitis for Parents
... drowsiness; coma. It's harder to detect some of these symptoms in infants,
but important signs to look for include: vomiting; ...
- Seizures for Parents
... Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It can
be hard to tell if a person has had a seizure. Someone ...
- Endocrine System for Teens
... It secretes melatonin (pronounced: meh-luh-TOE-nin), a hormone that may
help regulate when you sleep at night and when you wake in the ...
- Sickle Cell Disease for Teens
... trouble breathing. When sickle-shaped cells block blood vessels in the
brain, it puts people at risk of having a stroke. Signs ...