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Glossary of Terms


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ataxia
a blocked ability to coordinate movements. A staggering walk and poor balance

aberrant
a person whose behavior departs substantially from the standard.
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Dysphagia
/disfa'je-/, difficulty in swallowing, commonly linked to blockage or motor disorders
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Orthostatic Hypotension
Unusually low blood pressure that occurs when a patient stands after sitting or lying down. The falling blood pressure may cause the patient to faint.
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Excerpted from Mosby's Medical Encyclopedia Copyright (c) 1994-5, 1996, 1997 The Learning Company Inc. All Rights Reserved