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Neuro terms (PTA)

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QuestionAnswer
tone the resistance of muscle to passive elongation or stretch
righting reaction an involuntary movement response to a stimulus, it serves to maintain the normal alignment of the head and body in space
hypotonicity reduced muscle tension below normal resting levels
intention tremor an involuntary oscillatory movement that occurs during voluntary movement
hypertonicity increased muscle tone above normal resting levels
kinesthesia sensation and awareness of active or passive movement
neglect the inability to register and to integrate stimuli and perceptions from one side of the environment the patient ignores stimuli occuring in that side of personal space
lead pipe rigidity smooth uniform resistance to passive movement
spasticity increased muscle tone that is velocity dependent, the result of an upper motor neuron lesion.
inhibition decreased capacity to initiate a movement response through decreased neuronal activity and altered synaptic potential
dysarthria difficult/defective speech due to impairment to the tongue and/or other muscles essential to speech
paresthesia abnormal sensation such as numbness, prickling, or tingling without apparent cause.
associated reactions automatic responses of the limbs as a result of action occurring in some other part of the body, either by voluntary or reflex stimulation
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