Deconstructing the Medical Chart



This chapter provides an overview of the medical chart, and its sections. The neuropsychologist will be provided with detailed information about how to decipher some of the many abbreviations, and we also provide the neuropsychologist, who may not be familiar with common lab values with descriptions of the neurologic examination common grading systems such as motor and sensory functions. In addition, this chapter provides a brief overview of neurologic terms commonly encountered in general medical and more detailed neurological examinations along with figures and illustrations of some of these terms.


Essential Tremor Cerebellar Ataxia Motor Movement Physiological Tremor Intention Tremor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Memory and Cognition CenterUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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