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Motor Control Ch 5

Sign objective findings of pathology that can be determined by physical examination
Sign example Finding of nystagmus suggests vestibular disorder
Symptom Subjective reports associated with pathologythat are perceived by the patient but may not be necessarily be objectively documented on examination
Symptom example Dizziness is a common symptom associated with vestibular pathology
Positive symptoms Release of abnormal behaviors
Positive symptoms example Presence of abnormal reflexes such as Babinski
Negative symptoms The loss of normal behaviors
Negative symptoms example Paresis; the loss of descending control of lower motor neurons
Primary Impairments Impairments that affect motor, sensory/perceptual, or cognitive/behavioral systems (Paresis or spasticity)
Secondary Impairments Do not result from the CNS lesion, but rather develop as a result of the original problem (muscle contractures)
Created by: helmut1.mehlhorn