By A.J. Larner
The Dictionary of Neurological symptoms might be virtually besides defined by way of what the e-book isn't, besides information about what it really is. The Dictionary isn't a guide for therapy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the most recent cures, up to date remedies usually are not mentioned in bedside point aspect. The Dictionary isn't really a board evaluation ebook since it isn't in Q&A layout yet might simply serve in that means when you consider that each one access is a reasonably entire photograph of a particular ailment or sickness. The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of usually offering neurological illnesses and issues designed to lead the general practitioner towards the right kind medical analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and functional. The dependent entries during this useful, scientific source supply a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological symptoms. each one access contains: • definition of the signal • a short account of the scientific procedure required to elicit the signal • description of the opposite symptoms that could accompany the index signal • clarification of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological heritage • differential prognosis • short remedy information. the place recognized, the entries additionally comprise neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. The Dictionary presents functional, concise solutions to complicated medical questions.
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To what extent can aphasic syndromes be localized? ” The term is now used to - 33 - A Aphonia describe a motor disorder of speech production with preserved comprehension of spoken and written language. This syndrome has also been called phonetic disintegration (cf. phonemic disintegration), pure anarthria, apraxic dysarthria, cortical dysarthria, verbal apraxia, subcortical motor aphasia, pure motor aphasia, small or mini Broca’s aphasia, and kinetic speech production disorder, reflecting the differing views as to the nature of the underlying disorder (aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia).
Anesthesia is most often encountered after resection or lysis of a peripheral nerve segment, whereas paresthesia or dysesthesia (positive sensory phenomena) reflect damage to a nerve which is still in contact with the cell body. , 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.
A lesion in the tectum of the (rostral) midbrain proximal to the oculomotor nuclei has been claimed. In multiple sclerosis and sarcoidosis, magnetic resonance imaging has shown lesions in the periaqueductal gray matter at the level of the Edinger-Westphal nucleus, but these cases lacked miosis and may be classified as pseudoArgyll Robertson pupil. Some authorities think a partial oculomotor (III) nerve palsy or a lesion of the ciliary ganglion is more likely. References Argyll Robertson D. Four cases of spinal myosis [sic]: with remarks on the action of light on the pupil.
A Dictionary of Neurological Signs 2nd Edition by A.J. Larner