By A.J. Larner
The Dictionary of Neurological indicators may be virtually besides defined when it comes to what the booklet isn't really, in addition to 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 treatments, up to date cures aren't mentioned in bedside point element. The Dictionary isn't really a board evaluate ebook since it isn't really in Q&A layout yet may well simply serve in that ability when you consider that every one access is a reasonably whole image of a particular ailment or disease.
The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of typically providing neurological ailments and problems designed to lead the health practitioner towards the proper scientific analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and sensible. The dependent entries during this functional, medical source offer a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological indicators. each one access includes:
• definition of the sign
• a quick account of the scientific method required to elicit the sign
• description of the opposite symptoms that could accompany the index sign
• clarification of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological background
• differential diagnosis
• short therapy details.
Where recognized, the entries additionally contain neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. The DICTIONARY offers functional, concise solutions to advanced medical questions.
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It may be measured using the Toronto Alexithymia Score. There is evidence from functional imaging studies that alexithymics process facial expressions differently from normals, leading to the suggestion that this contributes to disordered affect regulation. References Kano M, Fukudo S, Gyoba J et al. Specific brain processing of facial expressions in people with alexithymia: an H215O-PET study. Brain 2003; 126: 1474-1484 “Alice in Wonderland” Syndrome The name “Alice in Wonderland” syndrome was coined by Todd in 1955 to describe the phenomena of micro- or macrosomatognosia, altered perceptions of body image, although these had first been described by Lippman in the context of migraine some years earlier.
Brain 1987; 110: 225-236 Cross References Allochiria; Allokinesia; Neglect Allographia This term has been used to describe a peripheral agraphia syndrome characterized by problems spelling both words and nonwords, with case change errors such that upper and lower case letters are mixed when writing, with upper and lower case versions of the same letter sometimes superimposed on one another. Such errors increased in frequency with word length. These defects have been interpreted as a disturbance in selection of allographic forms in response to graphemic information outputted from the graphemic response buffer.
Amblyopia Amblyopia refers to poor visual acuity, most usually in the context of a “lazy eye,” in which the poor acuity results from the failure of the eye to establish normal cortical representation of visual input during the critical period of visual maturation (between the ages of six months and three years). This may result from: Strabismus Uncorrected refractive error Stimulus deprivation. Amblyopic eyes may demonstrate a relative afferent pupillary defect, and sometimes latent nystagmus. Amblyopia may not become apparent until adulthood when the patient suddenly becomes aware of unilateral poor vision.
A Dictionary of Neurological Signs by A.J. Larner