Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Pallesthesia

  • Kerry DonnellyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_766

Synonyms

Vibratory sense

Definition

The ability to feel mechanical vibrations on or near the body, such as when a vibrating tuning fork (typically 128 Hz) is placed over a bony prominence. A standard procedure in the neurological exam, it is used to test the integrity of the peripheral nerves and the lemniscal system (posterior columns).

Cross-References

References and Readings

  1. Ropper, A. H., & Brown, R. H. (2005). Adams and Victor’s principles of neurology. New York: McGraw Hill.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VA WNY Healthcare SystemUniversity of Buffalo (SUNY) Behavioral Health Careline (116B)BuffaloUSA