By A.J. Larner
The Dictionary of Neurological symptoms could be nearly to boot defined by way of what the booklet isn't, besides information about what it's. The Dictionary isn't a instruction manual for therapy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the newest healing procedures, up to the moment treatments aren't mentioned in bedside point aspect. The Dictionary isn't a board assessment booklet since it isn't really in Q&A layout yet might simply serve in that capability in view that every one access is a reasonably whole photograph of a selected illness or illness. The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of as a rule providing neurological illnesses and problems designed to lead the health care professional towards the right kind medical analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and useful. The established entries during this useful, medical source supply a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological symptoms. each one access comprises: • definition of the signal • a quick account of the scientific method required to elicit the signal • description of the opposite symptoms which could accompany the index signal • clarification of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological heritage • differential analysis • short therapy info. the place identified, the entries additionally comprise neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. The Dictionary offers sensible, concise solutions to complicated medical questions.
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The topography of callosal reading pathways: a case control analysis. Brain 1992; 115: 1807-1826 Coslett HB. 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.
Apraxia: a disorder of motor control. ). Neurological foundations of cognitive neuroscience. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003: 239-258 ● - 35 - A Aprosexia Heilman KM, Gonzalez Rothi LG. 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.
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. 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.
A Dictionary of Neurological Signs 2nd Edition by A.J. Larner