Neurologic deficit

A neurologic deficit is a decrease in the function of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and/or nerves. Examples include inability to speak, decreased sensation, loss of balance, weakness, cognitive dysfunction, visual changes, abnormal reflexes, and problems walking. See also Focal neurological deficits.

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Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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