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aphasia
inability to speak
dysphasia
difficulty speaking
coma
a deep sleep
delirium
a state of mental confusion caused by disturbances in cerebral function;
dementia
an impairment of intellectual function characterized by memory loss, disorientation and confusion
motor deficit
loss or impairment of muscle function
sensory deficit
loss or inmpairment of sensation
neuralgia
pain along the course of a nerve
paralysis
temporary or permanent loss of motor control
flaccid paralysis
defective (flabby) or absent muscle control caused by a nerve lesion
spastic paralysis
stiff and awkward muscle control caused by a central nervous system disorder
hemiparesis
partial paralysis of the right or left half of the body
sciatica
pain that follows the pathway of the sciatic nerve caused by compression or trauma of the nerve or its roots
seizure
sudden, transient disturbances in brain function resulting from abnormal firing of nerve impulses (may or may not be associated with convulsion)
convulsion
to lull together; type of seizure that causes a series of sudden, involuntary contractions of muscles
syncope
fainting
tactile stimulation
evoking a response by touching
hyperesthesia
increased sensitivity to stimulation such as touch or pain
paresthesia
abnormal sensation of numbness and tingling without objective cause