By A.J. Larner
The Dictionary of Neurological symptoms may be virtually in addition defined when it comes to what the ebook isn't, in addition to information about what it's. The Dictionary isn't really a guide for remedy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the newest treatment plans, up to the moment cures aren't mentioned in bedside point element. The Dictionary isn't really a board assessment e-book since it isn't really in Q&A structure yet may perhaps simply serve in that skill for the reason that every one access is a reasonably entire image of a selected affliction or disease.
The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of in most cases offering neurological illnesses and issues designed to steer the health practitioner towards the right kind medical analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and sensible. The dependent entries during this functional, scientific source supply a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological symptoms. each one access includes:
• definition of the sign
• a short account of the scientific process required to elicit the sign
• description of the opposite symptoms that may accompany the index sign
• rationalization of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological background
• differential diagnosis
• short remedy details.
Where identified, the entries additionally comprise neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. The DICTIONARY offers functional, concise solutions to complicated medical questions.
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Areflexia may also occur in neuromuscular junction disorders, such as the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, in which condition the reflexes may be “restored” following forced muscular contraction (facilitation). , acute compression, acute inflammatory myelopathy). Cross References Cataplexy; Facilitation; Hyporeflexia; Lower motor neurone (LMN) syndrome; Plexopathy; Radiculopathy; Reflexes Argyll Robertson Pupil (ARP) The Argyll Robertson pupil is small (miosis) and irregular. It fails to react to light (reflex iridoplegia), but does constrict to accommodation - 37 - A Arm Drop (when the eyes converge).
Brain 1983; 106: 313-340 Zeki S. Cerebral akinetopsia (cerebral visual motion blindness). Brain 1991; 114: 811-824 Cross References Acalculia; Aphasia; Riddoch’s phenomenon Alexia Alexia is an acquired disorder of reading. 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.
Patients with pure alexia may be able to identify and name individual letters, but some cannot manage even this (“global alexia”). , no agraphia) but is then unable to read what they have just written. Alexia without agraphia often coexists with a right homonymous hemianopia, and color anomia or impaired color perception (achromatopsia); this latter may be restricted to one hemifield, classically rightsided (hemiachromatopsia). Pure alexia has been characterized by some authors as a limited form of associative visual agnosia or ventral simultanagnosia.
A Dictionary of Neurological Signs by A.J. Larner