By A.J. Larner
The Dictionary of Neurological symptoms could be virtually besides defined by way of what the ebook isn't, besides information about what it truly is. The Dictionary isn't a guide for therapy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the most recent therapies, up to the moment treatments aren't mentioned in bedside point aspect. The Dictionary isn't a board assessment booklet since it isn't in Q&A structure yet may possibly simply serve in that ability because each one access is a reasonably entire picture of a selected sickness or disease.
The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of often featuring neurological ailments and issues designed to lead the health practitioner towards the proper scientific analysis. The content material is targeted, problem-based, concise and sensible. The established entries during this useful, medical source supply a thumbnail of quite a lot of neurological symptoms. each one access includes:
• definition of the sign
• a quick account of the medical approach required to elicit the sign
• description of the opposite symptoms which can accompany the index sign
• clarification of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological background
• differential diagnosis
• short remedy details.
Where identified, the entries additionally comprise neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. The DICTIONARY offers sensible, concise solutions to advanced scientific questions.
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Cross References Attention; Dementia Aprosodia, Aprosody Aprosodia or aprosody (dysprosodia, dysprosody) is a defect in or absence of the ability to produce or comprehend speech melody, intonation, cadence, rhythm, and accentuations, the nonlinguistic aspects of language which convey or imply emotion and attitude. Aprosodia may be classified, in a manner analogous to the aphasias, as: ● Sensory (posterior): Impaired comprehension of the emotional overtones of spoken language or emotional gesturing, also known as affective agnosia; this may be associated with visual extinction and anosognosia, reflecting right posterior temporoparietal region pathology.
Significance of the Argyll Robertson pupil in clinical medicine. American Journal of Medicine 1989; 86: 199-202 Cross References Abadie’s sign; Anisocoria; Light-near pupillary dissociation; Miosis; Pseudo-argyll Robertson pupil “Arm Drop” “Arm drop,” or the “face-hand test,” has been suggested as a useful diagnostic test if hemiparesis or upper limb monoparesis is suspected to be psychogenic: the examiner lifts the paretic hand directly over the patient’s - 38 - A Astasia-Abasia face and drops it.
SSRIs may sometimes be helpful in the treatment of apathy. References Levy M, Cummings JL, Fairbanks LA et al. Apathy is not depression. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 1998; 10: 314-319 Marin RS. Differential diagnosis and classification of apathy. American Journal of Psychiatry 1990; 147: 22-30 Mega MS, Cummings JL, Fiorello T, Gornbein J. The spectrum of behavioral changes in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology 1996; 46: 130-135 Starkstein SE, Fedorof JP, Price TR, Leiguarda R, Robinson RG.
A Dictionary of Neurological Signs by A.J. Larner