A Dictionary of Neurological Signs

Clinical Neurosemiology

  • A.J. Larner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. A
    Pages 1-33
  3. B
    Pages 34-42
  4. C
    Pages 43-56
  5. D
    Pages 57-72
  6. E
    Pages 73-78
  7. F
    Pages 79-89
  8. G
    Pages 90-94
  9. H
    Pages 95-112
  10. I
    Pages 113-117
  11. J
    Pages 118-120
  12. K
    Pages 121-123
  13. L
    Pages 124-128
  14. M
    Pages 129-141
  15. N
    Pages 142-148
  16. O
    Pages 149-156
  17. P
    Pages 157-180
  18. Q
    Pages 181-181
  19. R
    Pages 182-189
  20. S
    Pages 190-203
  21. T
    Pages 204-210
  22. U
    Pages 211-213
  23. V
    Pages 214-219
  24. W
    Pages 220-223
  25. X
    Pages 224-224
  26. Y
    Pages 225-225
  27. Z
    Pages 226-226

About this book


Neurology has always been a discipline in which careful physical examination is paramount. The rich vocabulary of neurology replete with eponyms attests to this historically. The decline in the importance of the examination has long been predicted with the advent of more detailed neuroimaging. However, neuroimaging has often provided a surfeit of information from which salient features have to be identified, dependent upon the neurological examination. A dictionary of neurological signs has a secure future. A dictionary should be informative but unless it is unwieldy, it cannot be comprehensive, nor is that claimed here. Andrew Larner has decided sensibly to include key features of the history as well as the examination. There is no doubt that some features of the history can strike one with the force of a physical sign. There are entries for “palinopsia” and “environmental tilt” both of which can only be elicited from the history and yet which have considerable significance. There is also an entry for the “head turning sign” observed during the history taking itself as well as the majority of entries relating to details of the physical examination. This book is directed to students and will be valuable to medical students, trainee neurologists, and professions allied to medicine. Neurologists often speak in shorthand and so entries such as “absence” and “freezing” are sensible and helpful.


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Authors and affiliations

  • A.J. Larner
    • 1
  1. 1.Walton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLiverpoolUK

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