By A.J. Larner
The Dictionary of Neurological indicators will be nearly to boot defined by way of what the publication isn't really, besides information about what it truly is. The Dictionary isn't really a instruction manual for therapy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the newest therapies, up to the moment remedies should not mentioned in bedside point aspect. The Dictionary isn't really a board overview booklet since it isn't really in Q&A structure yet may well simply serve in that ability for the reason that every one access is a reasonably whole photograph of a selected sickness or illness. The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of mostly offering neurological illnesses and issues designed to steer the health professional towards the right kind medical analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and sensible. The based entries during this functional, medical source offer a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological indicators. each one access comprises: • definition of the signal • a short account of the scientific approach required to elicit the signal • description of the opposite symptoms that can accompany the index signal • clarification of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological heritage • differential analysis • short remedy info. the place identified, the entries additionally contain neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. The Dictionary presents useful, concise solutions to advanced medical questions.
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The aprosodias: functional-anatomic organization of the affective components of language in the right hemisphere. Archives of Neurology 1981; 38: 561-569 Cross References Agnosia: Anosognosia; Aphasia; Aphemia; Broca’s aphasia; Fisher’s sign; Visual extinction Arc de Cercle - see OPISTHOTONOS Arcuate Scotoma An arcuate scotoma suggests retinal or optic nerve disease, such as glaucoma, acute ischemic optic neuropathy, or the presence of drusen. Cross References Retinopathy; Scotoma Areflexia Areflexia is an absence or a loss of tendon reflexes.
Antecollis Antecollis (anterocollis) is forward flexion of the neck. It may be a feature of multiple system atrophy (cf. retrocollis in progressive supranu- - 30 - A Apathy clear palsy), a sustained dystonic posture in advanced Parkinson’s disease, and, unusually, in spasmodic torticollis. ” Cross References Dropped head syndrome; Retrocollis; Torticollis Anteflexion Anteflexion is forward flexion of the trunk, as typical of the stooped posture seen in Parkinson’s disease Cross References Parkinsonism Anton’s Syndrome - see ANOSOGNOSIA; CONFABULATION; CORTICAL BLINDNESS Anwesenheit A vivid sensation of the presence of somebody either somewhere in the room or behind the patient has been labeled as anwesenheit (German: presence), presence hallucination, or minor hallucination.
Archives of Neurology 1992; 49: 971-976 Hyde KL, Peretz I. Brains that are out of tune but in time. Psychological Science 2004; 15: 356-360 Schuppert M, Münte TF, Wieringa BM, Altenmüller E. Receptive amusia: evidence for cross-hemispheric neural networks underlying music processing strategies. Brain 2000; 123: 546-559 Wertheim N. The amusias. ). Handbook of clinical neurology, Vol. 4: Disorders of speech, perception, and symbolic behaviour. 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.
A Dictionary of Neurological Signs 2nd Edition by A.J. Larner