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chapter 2 CP

occupational therapy

Hypertonicity Spasticity
Primitive reflex Innate primary reactions found in newborns and indicative of brain injury if present beyond their usual time of disappearance
Hemiplegia Paralysis of one side of the body
Gastroesophageal reflux GERD
Nystagmus Involuntary, rapid, rhythmic, movement of the eyeball
Homonymous Hemianopsia Loss of one half of the visual field, on the same side, in both eyes
Ataxia Inability to coordinate muscle activity during voluntary movement
Athetoid Repetitive, involuntary, slow, sinuous, writing movement
Clonus Alternate involuntary muscular contraction and relaxation in rapid succession
Contracture Abnormal shortening of muscle tissue that renders the muscle highly resistant to stretching
Graphesthesia The ability by which outlines, numbers, words, or symbols traced or written on the skin is recognized.
Hyperreflexia Elevated reflex response
Hypotonicity Reduced tone
Quadriplegia Paralysis of all four limbs
Strabismus Deviation of the eye
Stretch reflex Reflex contraction of a muscle in response to passive longitudinal stretching
Topagnosia Loss of ability to localize site of tactile stimulation
Asterognosis Inability to recognize objects by touch
Dysarthia Imperfect articulation of speech
Created by: cclutter