BARANY TEST

n. a test used for detecting diseases related to the function of the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. Devised by Austrian physician Robert...

BROCA'S AREA

n. the region of speech located posteriorly to the inferior frontal convolution of the left cerebral hemisphere in right-handed people (with exceptions). First discovered...

FATIGUE CHECKLIST

is typically used by physicians to diagnose fatigue; the checklists are standarized lists of symptoms associated with the medical condition, hence they can be...

MATERNAL DEPRIVATION

is the lack of appropriate levels of nurturing for the young or child due to the lack of a maternal character or primary care...

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (PCP)

A primary care provider, also known as a PCP or primary physician offers the first amount of care once a patient decides to seek...

NATIONAL PRACTITIONER DATA BANK

is a national database which is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which keeps an archive and active record of...

BRIQUET'S SYNDROME

n. a personality disorder characterized by frequent, multiple complaints and treatment-seeking behavior despite the lack of physical symptoms to support them. These complaints often...

BALINT'S SYNDROME

is the name for a disorder, resulting from lesions in the parieto-occipital portion of the brain, which causes optic ataxia, visual attention disorders, and...

ANDRADE'S SYNDROME

a name for a group of amyloidic conditions characterized by sensory problems, early menopause, impotence, and overall flaccid paralysis. Other names include Corino de...

BORJESON-FORSSMAN-LEHMANN SYNDROME

n. an X-linked disorder in which mental retardation is severe to profound. It is characterized by short stature, microcephaly, and hypogonadism, with little to...

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