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  1. #1 Difference between Motor and Sensory Aphasia? 
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    I'm absolutely clueless so please help if you can...

    - What is the difference between a motor and sensory aphasia?

    - What happens to the pupil reflex in a patient with contical blindness?

    - If a patient has a meningioma in the dura of the falx cerebri at the level of the precentral gyrus, what part of the body will show motor weakness first?

    Thanks...


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    I can't answer for all.
    There is pupil reflex, with cortical blindness IMO
    I don't know what is a sensory aphasia : it's strange. Aphasia, is when you can't speak. It happen basically in two situations :
    - the aera of brain in charge of talking is dammaged
    - the muscles and nerves in charge of the phonation can't work. For example if you don't have anymore a larynx you can't speak

    Last question : strange. Why do you ask it ?
    The falx cerebri is a connection between the two part of the brain. You can even live without this connection. In the past, there was a surgery procedure that was cutting this aera (for some majorm form of epilepsia for example) , but the patient was becoming a little bit schizophrenic.


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    ahhhh... i should've posted this in a medicine forum (but there isn't 1 here) so biology is the next closes thing.

    i ask because i'm a med student and i have to learn all this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petroleum
    ahhhh... i should've posted this in a medicine forum (but there isn't 1 here) so biology is the next closes thing.

    i ask because i'm a med student and i have to learn all this....

    Don't you have a medical library in your university ?
    Your questions are hard to answer.
    Only a neuro-surgeon or a neurologist could reply to you. for example your question about meningioma is very difficult. I did not studied such questions when I was a medical student. You won't even find an answer in most medical books about neurologia.
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    According to Wikipedia motor aphasia is expressive [comprehends but can not speak or write words] and sensory is receptive [can not comprehend words, but can read them aloud].

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/aphasia/aphasia.htm

    I haven't come across those classifications elsewhere, yet.

    [Do you think this is tongue in cheek, or just a really bad choice of words?

    "Spread the word about Aphasia!"
    from the National Aphasia Association
    http://www.aphasia.org/
    Why do they want us to believe Conspiracy Theories?
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    Why do they want us to believe Conspiracy Theories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petroleum
    I'm absolutely clueless so please help if you can...

    - What is the difference between a motor and sensory aphasia?

    - What happens to the pupil reflex in a patient with contical blindness?

    - If a patient has a meningioma in the dura of the falx cerebri at the level of the precentral gyrus, what part of the body will show motor weakness first?

    Thanks...
    I teach neurobiology and conduct medical research so I'll tell you everything you need to know. There's this thing at your university called a library. It's usually full of books and journals that contain information that you actually have to search through yourself to find the relevant information from professional doctors. If you're referencing wikipedia, or hoping for an answer from online forums, perhaps you should reconsider your medical career. Like I tell my nurses when they complain about the difficulty of the unit: it's difficult material because we want people prepared to put in the work operating on us when we get sick... not someone getting their advice from amateur biology forums.

    If you have put in the effort and sincerely can't figure something out, then come back and ask questions about it. Seriously, you could get the first question in about 30 seconds on freedictionary.com.
    ~TaO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaO!
    Quote Originally Posted by Petroleum
    I'm absolutely clueless so please help if you can...

    - What is the difference between a motor and sensory aphasia?

    - What happens to the pupil reflex in a patient with contical blindness?

    - If a patient has a meningioma in the dura of the falx cerebri at the level of the precentral gyrus, what part of the body will show motor weakness first?

    Thanks...
    I teach neurobiology and conduct medical research so I'll tell you everything you need to know. There's this thing at your university called a library. It's usually full of books and journals that contain information that you actually have to search through yourself to find the relevant information from professional doctors. If you're referencing wikipedia, or hoping for an answer from online forums, perhaps you should reconsider your medical career. Like I tell my nurses when they complain about the difficulty of the unit: it's difficult material because we want people prepared to put in the work operating on us when we get sick... not someone getting their advice from amateur biology forums.

    If you have put in the effort and sincerely can't figure something out, then come back and ask questions about it. Seriously, you could get the first question in about 30 seconds on freedictionary.com.
    I agree with your point
    BTW The last question is not an easy one (considering that I was a student of Pr Pollack it's a shame for me )
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