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Neuro Terms

Physical Therapy

QuestionAnswer
Agnosia inability to interpret information
agraphestesia inability to recognize symbols, letters or numbers traced on the skin
agraphia inability to write do to lesion within brain
akinesia inability to initiate movement, commonly seen in Parkinson's
apraxia inability to perform purposeful learned movements
astereognosis inability to recognize objects by sense of touch
Ataxia inability to perform coordinated movements
dysarthria slurred and impaired speech
diplopia double vision
dysdiadochokinesia inability to perform rapidly alternating movements
dysmeteria inability to control the range of a movement and force of muscular activity
dysphagia inability to swallow properly
emotional lability inability to control emotions and outburts of laughing/crying that are inconsistent with the situation
hemiballism involuntary and violent movement of a large body part
pariesis condition of muscle weakness
plegia a condition of partial or full paralysis
homonymous hemianopsia the loss of right or left half of the field of vision in both eyes
ideational apraxia inability to formulate an initial motor plan and sequence tasks where priproceptive input necessary for movement is impaired
ideomotor apraxia person can plan movement, but unable to voluntarily perform it
Created by: missi.kirkham