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Clinical Physical Exam

Cranial Nerve Exam

As an Amazon Associate Conductscience Inc earns revenue from qualifying purchases Introduction The neurological exam allows for detection of symptoms that are indicative of underlying neurological pathologies and abnormalities. The exam is also necessary to determine the range of disability in neurological function. A properly conducted neurological examination allows for the localization of the pathology to particular areas in the
Clinical Physical Exam

Motor System Exam

As an Amazon Associate Conductscience Inc earns revenue from qualifying purchases The motor examination involves examining the following and comparing both sides to note abnormalities: Bulk and nutrition of muscles Tone of muscles Power of muscles Reflexes Coordination of movements Involuntary movements Gait Anatomy The motor neurons whose axons
Clinical Physical Exam

Reflex Exam

As an Amazon Associate Conductscience Inc earns revenue from qualifying purchases Reflexes can broadly be categorized as deep (tendon) reflexes and superficial reflexes. Deep (Tendon) Reflexes The deep (tendon) reflexes are monosynaptic stretch reflexes. They are tested through the use of a clinical hammer. Striking the clinical hammer against
Clinical Physical Exam

Sensory System Examination

As an Amazon Associate Conductscience Inc earns revenue from qualifying purchases Sensations are of two types: primary and cortical. Primary sensations are touch, pain, temperature, position, passive movements and vibrations. Cortical sensations are localization, two-point discrimination, stereognosis, and graphesthesia. Sensations are carried by two afferent pathways: the spinothalamic tracts and the dorsal column tracts. Spinothalamic tracts detect pain, temperature, and
Clinical Physical Exam

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fundoscopic Examination

  As an Amazon Associate Conductscience Inc earns revenue from qualifying purchases An integral component of every doctor’s routine physical assessment is an inspection of the eye, a procedure called fundoscopic examination. Fundoscopy is a painless technique that allows the observer to gather a visualization of the patient’s retina. These observations come in handy for the medical diagnosis of common