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New PDF release: A Dictionary of Neurological Signs

By A.J. Larner

ISBN-10: 0387262148

ISBN-13: 9780387262147

The Dictionary of Neurological indicators might be virtually in addition defined when it comes to what the booklet isn't, besides information about what it's. The Dictionary isn't really a instruction manual for remedy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the newest treatments, up to date remedies usually are not mentioned in bedside point element. The Dictionary isn't a board evaluation publication since it isn't in Q&A structure yet may simply serve in that capability considering every one access is a reasonably whole picture of a selected affliction or illness. The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of mostly offering neurological illnesses and problems designed to lead the surgeon towards the right kind medical analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and useful. The based entries during this useful, medical source offer a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological indicators. every one access comprises: • definition of the signal • a short account of the scientific process required to elicit the signal • description of the opposite symptoms that can accompany the index signal • rationalization of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological heritage • differential analysis • short therapy info. the place recognized, the entries additionally contain neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. TheDictionary presents functional, concise solutions to advanced scientific questions.

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A pure progressive anarthria may result from focal degeneration affecting the frontal operculum bilaterally (so-called Foix-ChavanyMarie syndrome). References Lecours AR, Lhermitte F. The “pure” form of the phonetic disintegration syndrome (pure anarthria): anatomo-clinical report of a single case. Brain and Language 1976; 3: 88-113 Cross References Aphemia; Bulbar palsy; Dysarthria Anesthesia Anesthesia (anaesthesia) is a complete loss of sensation; hypoesthesia (hypoaesthesia, hypesthesia) is a diminution of sensation.

Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing, 1969: 195-206 Cross References Agnosia; Auditory agnosia; Pure word deafness Amyotrophy Amyotrophy is a term used to describe thinning or wasting (atrophy) of musculature with attendant weakness. This may result from involvement of: ● Lower motor neurones (in which case fasciculations may also be present): Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Benign focal amyotrophy/monomelic amyotrophy Disinhibition-dementia-parkinsonism-amyotrophy complex (DDPAC) Amyotrophic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (obsolete term) “Asthmatic amyotrophy” (Hopkins’ syndrome) ● Nerve roots: Diabetic amyotrophy (polyradiculopathy, especially L2-L4) ● Plexus: Neuralgic amyotrophy (Parsonage-Turner syndrome) Hence although the term implies neurogenic (as opposed to myogenic) muscle wasting, its use is nonspecific with respect to neuroanatomical substrate.

Acquired dyslexia. ). Neurological foundations of cognitive neuroscience. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003: 109-127 Farah MJ. Visual agnosia: disorders of object recognition and what they tell us about normal vision. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995 Leff A. Alexia. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation 2004; 4(3): 18,20,22 Cross References Acalculia; Achromatopsia; Agnosia; Agraphia; Aphasia; Broca’s aphasia; Gerstmann syndrome; Hemianopia; Macula sparing, Macula splitting; Neglect; Prosopagnosia; Saccades; Simultanagnosia; Visual agnosia; Visual field defects; Wernicke’s aphasia Alexithymia Alexithymia is a reduced ability to identify and express ones feelings.

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