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can't produce/comprehend language
inability to carry out learned motor tasks
What are the categories tested in a neurological exam?
: memory, consciousness, orientation, attention, language
: bulk, tone(rigidity, spasticity, cogwheeling, paratonia), power
How do you differentiate between bells palsy and stroke?
bells is ENTIRE VII
stroke is usually localized
Which side does the uvula and tongue deviate when there is nerve damage?
What types of pain are conveyed by the Anterolateral system? Where does it decussate?
pinprick and temperature
decuss at spinal cord
What is the romberg test?
gait test: stand w feet together & eyes closed, if sway or fall sign of DCML dysfunction
What are symptoms of cortex damage?
: produce/comprehend language
: learned motor task
: inattention to one side
What are symptoms of sub-cortex damage?
: basal ganglia, internal capsule, thalamus
purely motor, sensory or tremor
What are symptoms of brainstem damage?
cranial nerve deficits or crossed/contralateral signs
What is brown sequard syndrome?
spinal cord injury
: loss of motor, vibration, fine touch
: loss of pinprick and temperature
How does plexus/peripheral nerve damage pan out?
What is myasthenia gravis?
: eyelid weakness
fatiguable eye movement, repiratory, swallowing/speaking difficulty
What are the meningeal red flag tests?
: painful resisting hamstring test
: flexion of neck leads to flexion of hips or knees
What is vertical nystagmus?
vertically bouncing eye movement, not normal
What is pulsatile tinnitus?
swooshing sound w pulse
What are the features of alzheimers?
Slowly evolving dementia
: plaques & amyloid angiopathey
: brown circles around vessels
: phosphorylated tau protein correlated with DZ
congophilic/cerebral amyloid angiopathy
granulovacuolar degeneration of simchowicz
death from pneumonia/sepsis
What are the features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?
affect motor neurons->muscle related symtoms
: antioxidant functions in familial forms
Elevated glutamate (NT toxicity) may mediate