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By A.J. Larner

While such a lot textbooks of neurology strategy the topic from both a symptomatic or a diagnostic point of view, this dictionary makes a speciality of the various neurological indicators that could be elicited via history-taking and actual exam. greater than six hundred dependent and cross-referenced definitions are supplemented, the place acceptable, with the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological foundation of every signal. for this reason the Read more...

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15 - Amnesia Amnesia Classification of amnesic syndromes into subtypes has been proposed, since lesions in different areas produce different deficits reflecting functional subdivision within the system; thus left temporal lesions produce problems in the verbal domain, right sided lesions affect non-verbal/visual memory. g. g. Korsakoff’s syndrome), which causes difficulty retrieving previously acquired memories (extensive retrograde amnesia) with diminished insight and a tendency to confabulation, has been suggested, but overlap may occur.

Brain 1987; 110: 225-36 [Cross References: ALLOKINESIA; NEGLECT] Allochiria see ALLOAESTHESIA Allodynia Allodynia is the elicitation of pain by light mechanical stimuli (such as touch or light pressure) which do not normally provoke pain (cf. e. this is a positive sensory phenomenon. Examples of allodynia include the trigger points of trigeminal neuralgia, the affected skin in areas of causalgia, and some peripheral neuropathies; it may also be provoked, paradoxically, by prolonged morphine use.

Some authorities think a partial oculomotor (III) nerve palsy or a lesion of the ciliary ganglion is more likely. Argyll Robertson D. Four cases of spinal myosis: with remarks on the action of light on the pupil. Edinburgh Medical Journal 1869; 15: 487-93 Dacso CC, Bortz DL. Significance of the Argyll Robertson pupil in clinical medicine. American Journal of Medicine 1989; 86: 199-202 [Cross References: ABADIE'S SIGN; ANISOCORIA; LIGHT-NEAR PUPILLARY DISSOCIATION; MIOSIS; PSEUDO-ARGYLL ROBERTSON PUPIL] Arm Levitation Spontaneous arm levitation is one behaviour displayed by an alien limb, indicative of parietal lobe pathology.

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