By A.J. Larner
The Dictionary of Neurological indicators may be virtually besides defined by way of what the e-book isn't really, besides information about what it really is. The Dictionary isn't really a instruction manual for remedy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the most up-to-date treatments, up to date treatments aren't mentioned in bedside point aspect. The Dictionary isn't really a board overview ebook since it isn't really in Q&A structure yet may possibly simply serve in that potential on account that every one access is a reasonably entire picture of a selected illness or affliction. The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of quite often featuring neurological ailments and problems designed to steer the health practitioner towards the right kind medical analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and useful. The based entries during this useful, medical source supply a thumbnail of a variety of neurological indicators. each one access contains: • definition of the signal • a short account of the scientific procedure required to elicit the signal • description of the opposite indicators that may accompany the index signal • rationalization of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological heritage • differential analysis • short therapy information. the place recognized, the entries additionally contain neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. The Dictionary offers functional, concise solutions to complicated medical questions.
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Examples of - 18 - A Allographia allodynia include the trigger points of trigeminal neuralgia, the affected skin in areas of causalgia, and some peripheral neuropathies; it may also be provoked, paradoxically, by prolonged morphine use. Various pathogenetic mechanisms are considered possible, including sensitization (lower threshold, hyperexcitability) of peripheral cutaneous nociceptive fibers (in which neurotrophins may play a role); ephaptic transmission (“cross-talk”) between large and small (nociceptive) afferent fibers; and abnormal central processing.
Clinically it may be associated with acalculia and aphasia. References Zihl J, Von Cramon D, Mai N. Selective disturbance of movement vision after bilateral brain damage. Brain 1983; 106: 313-340 Zeki S. Cerebral akinetopsia (cerebral visual motion blindness). Brain 1991; 114: 811-824 Cross References Acalculia; Aphasia; Riddoch’s phenomenon Alexia Alexia is an acquired disorder of reading. The word dyslexia, though in some ways equivalent, is often used to denote a range of disorders in people who fail to develop normal reading skills in childhood.
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