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By A.J. Larner

ISBN-10: 0387262148

ISBN-13: 9780387262147

The Dictionary of Neurological symptoms should be nearly in addition defined when it comes to what the booklet isn't really, besides information about what it really is. The Dictionary isn't a instruction manual for remedy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the most recent cures, up to the moment treatments aren't mentioned in bedside point element. The Dictionary isn't really a board evaluation ebook since it isn't in Q&A structure yet may perhaps simply serve in that capability seeing that each one access is a reasonably entire picture of a particular sickness or disorder. The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of generally featuring neurological illnesses and problems designed to steer the doctor towards the right kind medical analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and useful. The dependent entries during this functional, scientific source offer a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological indicators. each one access comprises: • definition of the signal • a short account of the medical approach required to elicit the signal • description of the opposite indicators which can accompany the index signal • clarification of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological heritage • differential analysis • short therapy info. the place recognized, the entries additionally contain neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. TheDictionary presents useful, concise solutions to advanced medical questions.

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Functional imaging studies suggest medial temporal lobe activation is required for encoding with additional prefrontal activation with “deep” processing; medial temporal and prefrontal activation are also seen with retrieval. Many causes of amnesia are recognized, including: ● Acute/transient: Closed head injury Drugs - 22 - A Amusia ● Transient global amnesia Transient epileptic amnesia Transient semantic amnesia (very rare) Chronic/persistent: Alzheimer’s disease (may show isolated amnesia in early disease) Sequela of herpes simplex encephalitis Limbic encephalitis (paraneoplastic or nonparaneoplastic) Hypoxic brain injury Temporal lobectomy (bilateral; or unilateral with previous contralateral injury, usually birth asphyxia) Bilateral posterior cerebral artery occlusion Korsakoff’s syndrome Bilateral thalamic infarction Third ventricle tumor, cyst Focal retrograde amnesia (rare) Few of the chronic persistent causes of amnesia are amenable to specific treatment.

It may be a feature of multiple system atrophy (cf. retrocollis in progressive supranu- - 30 - A Apathy clear palsy), a sustained dystonic posture in advanced Parkinson’s disease, and, unusually, in spasmodic torticollis. ” Cross References Dropped head syndrome; Retrocollis; Torticollis Anteflexion Anteflexion is forward flexion of the trunk, as typical of the stooped posture seen in Parkinson’s disease Cross References Parkinsonism Anton’s Syndrome - see ANOSOGNOSIA; CONFABULATION; CORTICAL BLINDNESS Anwesenheit A vivid sensation of the presence of somebody either somewhere in the room or behind the patient has been labeled as anwesenheit (German: presence), presence hallucination, or minor hallucination.

Following neurolytic treatment for trigeminal neuralgia, usually with delayed onset. This deafferentation pain may respond to various medications, including tricyclic antidepressants, carbamazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Cross References Analgesia; Dysesthesia; Neuropathy; Paresthesia Angioscotoma Angioscotomata are shadow images of the superficial retinal vessels on the underlying retina, a physiological scotoma. - 26 - A Anisocoria Anhidrosis Anhidrosis, or hypohidrosis, is a loss or lack of sweating.

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