(lazy eye) is a reduction in or loss of vision that usually occurs in children who strongly favor one eye
the child has involuntary, purposeless movements that interfere with normal motion.
(subjective sensation) this is one of the distinct phases of grand mal epilepsy.
is an alternating contraction and relaxation of muscles.
is a temporary disturbance of the brain that is usually followed by a period of unconsciousness.
is a reading disability that involves a defect in the cortex of the brain that processes graphic symbols.
pathology of the brain.
surgical removal of something without cutting into it
are folds of skin that extend on either side of the bridge of the nose and cover the inner eye canthus.
involve a loss of consciousness.
generalized tonic-clonic (it is sudden cry, fall, rigidity, followed by muscle jerking; shallow, irregular breathing; possible loss of bladder or bowel control; usually lasts seconds to minutes, followed by some confusion, a period of sleep (postical lethargy), and then return to full consciousness.
farsightedness, blurring of close images
when the cause is unknown.
Intracranial pressure (ICP)
is the pressure in the cranium and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Is sometimes prescribed for children who do not respond well to anticonvulsant therapy.
is one type of development diability characterized by mental and physical impairment.
surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)
may detect CNS dysfunction.
constant jerky movements of the eyeball.
Severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
edema of the optic nerve.
(sudden, periodic). Recurring in spasms or seizures.
(also called jacksonian) Jerking may begin in one area of body such as the arm, leg, or face; cannot be stopped, but person stays awake and aware; jerking may proceed from one area of the body to another and sometimes spreads to become a generalized seizure.
(absence) a blank stare, beginning and ending abruptly, lasting only a few seconds; most common in children; may be accompanied by rapid blinking, some chewing movements of the mouth; person is unaware of what is going on during the seizure but quickly returns to full awareness once it has stopped; may result in learning difficulties if not recognized and treated.
lethargy, a short period of sleep. Pertaining to the period following a seizure or convulsion
pathological postures seen with severe brain injury.
is the systemic response to infection with bacteria and can also result from viral and fungal infections. It causes a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) due to the endotoxin of the bacteria that causes tissue damage.
Shaken baby syndrome
infants who are roughly shaken.
is the use of hand signals that correspond to words and assist in communication with a deaf child.
a prolonged seizure that can result in brain hypoxia and does not respond to treatment for 30 minutes or more.
(cross-eye) also known as squint, is a condition in which the child is not able to direct both eyes toward the same object.
is a stiffening (contraction) of muscles.