Monthly Archives: September 2012

Agraphia

Agraphia problem of writing or SPELLING Types Central-may superficial/lexical/ semantic -misspelled but with phonologically plausible error Eg- cultur for culture Or deep/ phonological- cant spell unfamiliar words or non words , semantic errors Mechanical-2 to paresis/ praxis/dyskinesia/ dystonia Neglect dysgraphia-neglect … Continue reading

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Basal cisterns

What are the basal cisterns What is their clinical significance We should always make it a habit to see the basal cisterns when looking at a head ct A good reference is the neuroanatomy draw it to know it book … Continue reading

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Agrammatism

The loss of syntax with speech relatively rich in noun and verb but lacking in grammar. Pt is able to still get his message across. Lesion in broca’s area.

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