Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. A
    Pages 1-49
  3. B
    Pages 50-63
  4. C
    Pages 64-86
  5. D
    Pages 87-107
  6. E
    Pages 108-115
  7. F
    Pages 116-132
  8. G
    Pages 133-140
  9. H
    Pages 141-167
  10. I
    Pages 168-173
  11. J
    Pages 174-177
  12. K
    Pages 178-181
  13. L
    Pages 182-189
  14. M
    Pages 190-209
  15. N
    Pages 210-218
  16. O
    Pages 219-230
  17. P
    Pages 231-267
  18. Q
    Pages 268-268
  19. R
    Pages 269-280
  20. S
    Pages 281-301
  21. T
    Pages 302-311
  22. U
    Pages 312-315
  23. V
    Pages 316-323
  24. W
    Pages 324-329
  25. X
    Pages 330-330
  26. Y
    Pages 331-331
  27. Z
    Pages 332-332

About this book


The Dictionary of Neurological Signs can be almost as well described in terms of what the book is not, along with details about what it is. The Dictionary is not a handbook for treatment of neuropathies. While many entries provide the latest treatment options, up-to-the-minute therapies are not discussed in bedside level detail. The Dictionary is not a board review book because it is not in Q&A format but could easily serve in that capacity since each entry is a fairly complete snapshot of a specific disorder or disease.

The Dictionary is an alphabetical listing of commonly presenting neurological diseases and disorders designed to guide the physician toward the correct clinical diagnosis. The content is focused, problem-based, concise and practical. The structured entries in this practical, clinical resource provide a thumbnail of a wide range of neurological signs. Each entry includes:

• definition of the sign

• a brief account of the clinical technique required to elicit the sign

• description of the other signs which may accompany the index sign

• explanation of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological background

• differential diagnosis

• brief treatment details.

Where known, the entries also include neuroanatomical basis of the sign. The DICTIONARY provides practical, concise answers to complex clinical questions.


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Authors and affiliations

  • A.J. Larner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Walton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLiverpool
  2. 2.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26214-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-31217-0
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