Dictionary of Neurological Signs by A.J. Larner

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By A.J. Larner

This up to date and accelerated Fourth variation is an alphabetical directory of more often than not offering neurological indicators designed to lead the doctor towards the proper medical analysis. The dictionary is targeted, problem-based and concise. 

The established entries during this functional, scientific source supply summaries of quite a lot of neurological symptoms. each one access contains: a definition of the signal; a short account of the medical approach required to elicit the signal; an outline of the opposite symptoms that may accompany the index signal; an evidence of pathophysiological and/or pharmacological history; differential prognosis; short therapy information; and the place identified, the neuroanatomical foundation of the sign. 

A Dictionary of Neurological indicators, Fourth Edition, is an integral reference for all scholars, trainees, and clinicians who deal with sufferers with neurological problems, and will even be utilized in coaching for checks, due to the fact every one access is a image of a selected sickness or disease.

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Apathy is not depression. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 1998; 10: 314-319 Marin RS. Differential diagnosis and classification of apathy. American Journal of Psychiatry 1990; 147: 22-30 Mega MS, Cummings JL, Fiorello T, Gornbein J. The spectrum of behavioral changes in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology 1996; 46: 130-135 Starkstein SE, Fedorof JP, Price TR, Leiguarda R, Robinson RG. Apathy following cerebrovascular lesions. Stroke 1993; 24: 1625-1630 Cross References Abulia; Akinetic mutism; Dementia; Frontal lobe syndromes Aphasia Aphasia, or dysphasia, is an acquired loss or impairment of language (as opposed to speech) function.

References Jost WH, Muller-Lobeck H, Merkle W. Involuntary contractions of the striated anal sphincters as a cause of constipation: report of a case. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 1998; 41: 258-260 Cross References Dystonia; Parkinsonism Anisocoria Anisocoria is an inequality of pupil size. This may be physiological (said to occur in up to 15% of the population), in which case the inequality is usually mild and does not vary with degree of ambient illumination; or pathological, with many possible causes.

All patients with asomatognosia have hemispatial neglect (usually left), hence this would seem to be a precondition for the development of asomatognosia; indeed, for some authorities asomatognosia is synonymous with personal neglect. Attribution of the neglected limb to another person is known as somatoparaphrenia. The anatomical correlate of asomatognosia is damage to the right supramarginal gyrus and posterior corona radiata, most commonly due to a cerebrovascular event. Cases with right thalamic lesions have also been reported.

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