NEUROLOGIC DISORDER

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NEUROLOGIC DISORDER
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NEUROLOGIC DISORDER KEYTERMS
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  1. AGNOSIA
    Total or partial loss of the ability to recognize familiar objects or people through sensory stimuli; Results from organic brain damage.
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  3. ANEURYSM
    A localized dilation of the wall of a blood vessel, usually caused by atherosclerosis, hypertension, and less commonly by a cogenital weakness in a vessel wall.
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  5. APHASIA
    Abnormal neurologic condition in which language function is defective or absent because of an injury to certain areas of the cerebral cortex.
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  7. APRAXIA
    Impairment of the ability to perform purposeful acts; Inability to use objects properly.
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  9. ATAXIA
    Abnormal condition characterized by impaired ability to coordinate movement.
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  11. AURA
    Sensation, as of light or warmth, that may precede the onset of a migraine or an epileptic seizure. An epileptic aura may be psychic, or it may be sensory with olfactory, visual, auditory, or taste hallucinations.
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  13. BRADYKINESIA
    An abnormal condition characterized by slowness of voluntary movements and speech.

    - Online Def: Abnormal slowness of physical movement.

    [Ex; as an effect of Parkinson's disease]
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  15. DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
    Involves placing an electrode in either the thalamus, globus pallidus, or subthalamic nucleus and connecting it to a generator placed in the upper chest (like a pacemaker).
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  17. DIPLOPIA
    Double vision.
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  19. DYSARTHRIA
    Difficult, poorly articulated speech resulting from interference in the control over the muscles of speech.
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  21. DYSPHAGIA
    Difficulty swallowing.
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  23. FLACCID
    Weak, soft, and flabby; Lacking normal muscle tone.
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  25. GLASGOW COMA SCALE
    A quick, practical, standardized system for assessing the degree of conscious impairment in the critically ill; Also used for predicting the duration and ultimate outcome of coma, primarily in patients with head injuries.
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  27. GLOBAL COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION
    Generalized impairment of intellect, awareness, and judgment.
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  29. GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME (GBS)
    Also called acute inflammatory polyradiculopathy, which is and acute, rapidly progressing, and potentially fatal form of polyneuritis
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  31. HEMIANOPIA
    Defective vision or blindness in half of the visual field.
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  33. HEMIPLAGIA
    Paralysis (a loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord) of one side of the body.
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  35. HYPERREFLEXIA
    Neurologic condition characterized by increased reflex reactions.
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  37. NYSTAGMUS
    Involuntary, rhythmic movement of the eyes. Oscillations may be horizontal, vertical, rotary, or mixed.
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  39. PARESIS
    A lesser degree of movement deficit from partial or incomplete paralysis.
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  41. POSTICTAL PERIOD
    A rest period of variable length after a toniclonic seizure.
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  43. PROPRIOCEPTION
    Sensation pertaining to stimuli originating from within the body regarding spatial position and muscular activity stimuli or to the sensory receptors that those stimuli activate. this sensation gives one the ability to know the position of the body without looking at it and the ability to "know objectively the sense of touch."
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  45. SPASTIC
    Involuntary, sudden movements or muscular contractions with increased reflexes.
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  47. STROKE
    An abnormal condition of the blood vessels of the brain characterized by hemorrhage into the brain; Formation of an embolus or thrombus resulting in ischemia (local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow) of the brain tissues normally perfused by the damaged vessels. The sequelae depend on the location and extent of ischemia.
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  49. UNILATERAL NEGLECT
    Condition in which an individual is perceptually unaware of and inattentive (not giving attention) to one side of the body.
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