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Stroke term(s)

automatic responses of the limb as a result of action occuring in some other part of the body, eigther by voluntary or reflex stimulation. Associated reactions
term for a category of motor speech difficulties caused by impairment in the parts ot the central or peripheral nervous system the mediate speech production. Dysarthrea
a type of speech impairment in which speech flows smoothly, but auditory comprehension may be impaired. (wernicke's/ sensory aphasia) Fluent aphasia
the inability to recongnize or make sense of incoming information despite intact sensory capabilities. Agnosia
a disorder of voluntary skilled learned movement characterized by an inability to initiate and perform purposeful movements that cannot be accounted for by inadequeate strength, loss of coordination, or abnormal tone. Apraxia
loss of vision in the contralateral half of each visual field, the nasal half of one eye and the temperal half f the other eye corresponding to the hemiplegic side. Homonymous hemianopsia
stereotyped mass movement patterns associated with neurological deficit; movements are primitive, automatic, reflexive and highly stereotyped; there is a characteristic flexion or extension pattern to the upper and lower extremities. Synergies
motor paralysis of one half of the body Hemiplegia
temporary interruption of blood supply to the brain. Symptoms of neuro deficit may last a few minutes or hours but do not last over 24hrs. after attack ther is no evidence residual brain damage. Transient ischemic attack
neurological status deteriorates after admission to the hospital. Deteriorating stroke
motor weakness (partial paralysis)affecting one half of the body. Hemiparesis
unusual motor behavior characterized by the patient's strong lateral lean toward the hemiplegic side in all positions. Ipsalateral pushing
is sever aphasia characterized by marked impairments of both production and comprehension of language. (sever brain damage) Global aphasia
is the general term used to describe an acquired communication disorder caused by brain damaged. Aphasia
the flow of speech is slow and hesitanct, bocabulary is limited, and syntax is impaired. (comprehension is good, but speech is not) Nonfluent aphasia
used to discribe motor impairments of cerebellar origin. Ataxia
refers an inabilty of the patient to produce movement either on command or automatically and represents a complete breakdown in the conceptualization of the task. Ideational apraxia
the patient is unable to produce a movement on command but is able to move automatically Ideomotor apraxia
A condition in which the deep tendon reflexes are exaggerated. Hyperreflexia
inability to sustain a movement. Motor impersistence
Created by: cdelaney2009