Agnosia
Agnosia is the inability to process sensory information. Often there is a loss of ability to recognize objects, persons, sounds, shapes, or smells while the specific sense is not defective nor is ther...
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Heart Attack Risk With Painkillers Starts Within a Week: Study
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are known to raise people's risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows it happens quickly.
People See Color For The First Time With Glasses That Fix Colorblindness
EnChroma has developed high-tech lenses that can correct most color vision deficiencies.
Narcotic Painkillers Actually Prolong Pain, Study Finds
As paradoxical as this may sound, a new CU-Boulder study reveals that opioids like morphine have now been shown to cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching ...
Doctors Told To Avoid Prescribing Opiates For Chronic Pain
The nation's top federal health agency urged doctors to avoid prescribing powerful opiate painkillers for patients with chronic pain, saying the risks from such drugs far outweigh the benefits for mos...
Ibuprofen patch delivers pain relief through skin for 12 hours
Scientists have created an ibuprofen patch that can deliver the widely-used pain relief drug directly to the location it is needed -- for up to 12 hours. The long-acting patch could eliminate the nee...
No more bad backs or migraines! Scientists crack the secret of why some people can't feel pain - and the breakthrough could lead to 'super painkillers'
A rare genetic condition that makes some people unable to feel pain has been recreated in the lab for the first time - and it could point to a painless future for millions of people. Scientists used m...
Scientists discover how to 'turn off' pain by altering chemistry in the brain
Patients can be made more resistant to pain by altering the structure of their brains, scientists believe. New research has raised the possibility of creating more effective treatments for people who ...
Killer Sea Snail A Target For New Drugs
Univ. of Queensland pain treatment researchers have discovered thousands of new peptide toxins hidden deep within the venom of just one type of Queensland cone snail. Researchers hope the new molecule...
Alexia (condition)
Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder or alexia, is a learning difficulty characterised by trouble reading despite a normal intelligence. Different people are affected to different degrees. Problem...
Akinetopsia
Akinetopsia (Greek: a for "without", kine for "to move" and opsia for "seeing"), also known as cerebral akinetopsia or motion blindness, is a neuropsychological disorder in which a patient cannot perc...
Apperceptive agnosia
Apperceptive agnosia is failure in recognition that is due to a failure of perception. In contrast, associative agnosia is a type of agnosia where perception occurs but recognition still does not occu...
Auditory agnosia
Auditory agnosia is a form of agnosia that manifests itself primarily in the inability to recognize or differentiate between sounds. It is not a defect of the ear or "hearing", but a neurological inab...
Alexia (acquired dyslexia)
Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder or alexia, is a learning difficulty characterised by trouble reading despite a normal intelligence. Different people are affected to different degrees. Problem...
Alexithymia
Alexithymia /ˌeɪlɛksəˈθaɪmiə/ is a personality construct characterized by the sub-clinical inability to identify and describe emotions in the self. The core characteristics of alexithymia are marked ...
Heart Attack Risk With Painkillers Starts Within a Week: Study
Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are known to raise people's risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows it happens quickly.
COX-2 inhibitor
COX-2 selective inhibitor is a form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that directly targets cyclooxygenase-2, COX-2, an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain. Targeting selectivit...
Anosognosia
Anosognosia (/æˌnɒsɒɡˈnoʊziə/, /æˌnɒsɒɡˈnoʊʒə/; from Ancient Greek ἀ- a-, "without", νόσος nosos, "disease" and γνῶσις gnōsis, "knowledge") is viewed as a deficit of self-awareness, a condition in whi...
Prosopagnosia
Prosopagnosia /ˌprɒsəpæɡˈnoʊʒə/ (Greek: "prosopon" = "face", "agnosia" = "not knowing"), also called face blindness, is a cognitive disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is ...
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Apraxia
Apraxia is a motor disorder caused by damage to the brain, in which someone has difficulty with the motor planning to perform tasks or movements when asked, provided that the request or command is und...
Opioid
An opioid is any chemical that resembles morphine or other opiates in its pharmacological effects. Opioids work by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central and periphera...
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Topographical disorientation
Topographical Disorientation, also known as Topographical agnosia and Topographagnosia, is the inability to orient oneself in one's surroundings as a result of focal brain damage. This disability may ...
Ataxia
Ataxia (from Greek α- [a negative prefix] + -τάξις [order] = "lack of order") is a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements. Ataxia is a non-specific clinical...
Visual agnosia
Visual agnosia is an impairment in recognition of visually presented objects. It is not due to a deficit in vision (acuity, visual field, and scanning), language, memory, or low intellect. There are t...
Visual agnosia - Wikipedia
Phonagnosia
Phonagnosia (from Ancient Greek φωνή phone, "voice" and γνῶσις gnosis, "knowledge") is a type of agnosia, or loss of knowledge, that involves a disturbance in the recognition of familiar voices and th...
Auditory verbal agnosia
Auditory verbal agnosia (AVA), also known as pure word deafness, is the inability to comprehend speech. Individuals with this disorder lose the ability to understand language, repeat words, and write...
Color blindness
Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is the inability or decreased ability to see color, or perceive color differences, under normal lighting conditions. Color blindness affects a significant ...
Color blindness - Wikipedia
Visuospatial Dysgnosia
Visuospatial Dysgnosia is a loss of the sense of "whereness" in the relation of oneself to one’s environment and in the relation of objects to each other. Visuospatial dysgnosia is often linked with t...
Autotopagnosia
Autotopagnosia from the Greek a and gnosis, meaning “without knowledge”, and topos, meaning "place", autotopagnosia virtually translates to the “lack of knowledge about one’s own space,” and is clinic...
Autotopagnosia - Wikipedia