By A.J. Larner
This up to date and accelerated Fourth version is an alphabetical directory of typically featuring neurological symptoms designed to lead the medical professional towards the proper medical prognosis. The dictionary is concentrated, problem-based and concise.
The established entries during this functional, medical source offer summaries of quite a lot of neurological symptoms. every one access comprises: a definition of the signal; a short account of the scientific procedure required to elicit the signal; an outline of the opposite symptoms which can accompany the index signal; a proof of pathophysiological and/or pharmacological historical past; differential prognosis; short therapy info; and the place identified, the neuroanatomical foundation of the sign.
A Dictionary of Neurological indicators, Fourth Edition, is an critical reference for all scholars, trainees, and clinicians who deal with sufferers with neurological issues, and will even be utilized in guidance for checks, considering that every one access is a photo of a selected affliction or disease.
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Apraxia. ). Clinical neuropsychology (4th edition). Oxford: OUP, 2003: 215-235 Leiguarda RC, Marsden CD. Limb apraxias. Higher-order disorders of sensorimotor integration. Brain 2000; 123: 860-879 Pramstaller PP, Marsden CD. The basal ganglia and apraxia. Brain 1996; 119: 319-340 Cross References Alien hand, Alien limb; Body part as object; Crossed apraxia; Eyelid apraxia; Forced groping; Frontal lobe syndromes; Gait apraxia; Grasp reflex; Optic ataxia; Speech apraxia Aprosexia Aprosexia is a syndrome of psychomotor inefficiency, characterized by complaints of easy forgetting, for example of conversations as soon as they are finished, material just read, or instructions just given.
It was suggested that the grasp reflex and alien hand syndromes are not separate entities but part of the spectrum of frontal lobe dysfunction, the term “alien grasp reflex” attempting to emphasize the overlap. References Silva MT, Howard RS, Kartsounis LD, Ross Russell RW. The alien grasp reflex. European Neurology 1996; 36: 55-56 Cross References Alien hand, Alien limb; Grasp reflex Alien Hand, Alien Limb An alien limb, most usually the arm but occasionally the leg, is one that manifests slow, involuntary, wandering (levitating), quasipurposive movements.
The word dyslexia, though in some ways equivalent, is often used to denote a range of disorders in people who fail to develop normal reading skills in childhood. Alexia may be described as an acquired dyslexia. Alexia may be categorized as: ● Peripheral: A defect of perception or decoding the visual stimulus (written script); other language functions are often intact. ● Central: A breakdown in deriving meaning; other language functions are often also affected. Peripheral alexias include: ● Alexia without agraphia: Also known as pure alexia or pure word blindness.
Dictionary of Neurological Signs by A.J. Larner