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M6 13-005

Exam 15: Intro to Neuro ( Key Terms)

Agnosia Loss of the ability to recognize familiar objects and persons.
Aneurysm Localized dilation of the wall of a blood vessel.
Aphasia Abnormal neurological condition in which the language function is defective or absent because of an injury to certain areas of the cerebral cortex.
Apraxia inability to perform purposeful acts or to use objects properly.
Ataxia Abnormal condition characterized by impaired ability to coordinate movement.
Aura A sensation or emotion that may precede an attack of migraine or epileptic seizure.
Bradykinesia Slowing down the initiation or execution of movement
Diplopia Double vision
Dysarthia Difficult poorly articulated speech that results from interference in control of the muscles of speech
Dysphagia Severe swallowing difficulty
Flaccid Weak, soft, flabby muscles lacking normal muscle tone.
Glascow Coma Scale Quick, practical, standardized system for assessing the degree of consciousness impairment in the critically ill.
Global Cognitive Dysfunction Generalized impairment of intellect, awareness, and judgement.
Hemianopia Defective vision or blindness in half of the visual field.
Hemiplagia Paralysis of one side of the body
Hyperreflexia Neurologic condition characterized by increased reflex action.
Nystagmus Involuntary rhythmic movements of the eye
Paresis Lesser degree of movement deficit than paralysis.
Postictal Period Rest period before a seizure
Spactic Involuntary, sudden movement or muscular contraction.
Unilateral neglect Perceptually unaware of one side of the body.
Created by: jtzuetrong



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