Glossary – AtaxiaBrainstem: It is a part of the brain in the lower portion of the skull that continues as the spinal cord. It controls breathing, circulation of blood and other important functions.
Cortex: It is the outer layer covering the largest part of the brain called the cerebrum.
Lyme disease: It is a disease spread by tick bite. It commonly causes rashes, joint swellings and fever.
Multiple Sclerosis: An autoimmune disease in which the covering of nerves i.e. myelin sheath is lost. It can severely disable the patient.
Thalamus: It is a relay centre for incoming and outgoing signals to and from the brain.
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