Physical Examination of the Neurological Examination

  • Jianfang Ma
  • Rui Zeng


The neurological examination includes the following items: high brain function, cranial nerves, sensory function, motor function, reflexes, coordination, gait and autonomic function. As neurological examination is complicated and extremely important for neurological anatomy localization, it should be performed in sequential and carefully interpreted to obtain a high accuracy of the findings.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianfang Ma
    • 1
  • Rui Zeng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySichuan UniversityChengduChina

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