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Absence or loss of the power of voluntary movement.


Failure of muscular coordination;irregularity of muscular action.


Abnormal slowness of movement; sluggishness


Abnormal accumulation of fibrosis connective tissue in skin, muscle, or joint capsule that prevents normal mobility a that site.


Originating in or affecting the opposite side of the body.


excision of a segment of the skull.


any plastic repair operation on the skull.


any incision through the cranium.


Acute, reversible state of disorientation oand confusion without drowsiness, difficulty focusing attention, inability to sleep, and hyperactivity due to an underlying cause. A fairly common acute condition in older hospitalized adults.


A broad term that refers to cognitive deficit, including memory impairment.


State in which an individual with a spinal cord injury at or above T6 experiences an uninhibited sympathetic response to a noxious stimulus.


inflammation of the brain.


dysfunction of the brain.


weakness affecting one side of the body.


a condition caused by enlargement of the cranium caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cerebral ventricular system.


one the same side; affecting the same side of the body.


The excision of a vertebral posterior arch, usually to remove a lesion or herniated disk.


Inflammation of the membranes of the spinal cord and brain.


A term that can apply to any nervous system disorder that causes degeneration, or wasting, of the neurons in the nervous system.

nuchal rigidity

Rigidity of the nape, or back, of the neck.


Partial paralysis of the lower extremities


Paralysis of the lower body, including both legs, resulting from spinal cord lesion.


abnormal visual intolerance to light.


occurring after a sudden attack, such as an epileptic seizure. a recovery period after a seizure.


A symptom indicating the onset of a disease. The classic migraine has a pre headache (prodromal) phase in which the patient may experience visual disturbances.


weakness involving all four limbs caused by spinal cord injury.


Paralysis of all four limbs caused by spinal cord injury.



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