TITLE

hypomimia

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1136
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "hypomimia," which refers to a reduction in the expressiveness of the face as in person with Parkinson's disease, is presented.
ACCESSION #
62147379

Tags: DEFINITIONS;  FACIAL expression;  PARKINSON'S disease -- Patients

 

Related Articles

  • Emotional processing following cortical and subcortical brain damage: contribution of the fronto-striatal circuitry. Breitenstein, Caterina; Daum, Irene; Ackermann, Hermann // Behavioural Neurology;1998, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p29 

    The present study examined the differential contribution of cortical and subcortical brain structures in emotional processing by comparing patients with focal cortical lesions (n = 32) to those with primarily subcortical dysregulation of the basal ganglia (Parkinson's disease n = 14). A...

  • Basic and Social Emotion Recognition in Patients With Parkinson Disease. MARTINS, Ana; MURESAN, Angelica; JUSTO, Mariline; SIMÃO, Claudia // Journal of Neurological Sciences;2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p247 

    The loss of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson Disease (PD) patients has been associated with impaired emotion recognition. It has been speculated in previous studies that patients with hypodopaminergic state exhibited weaker amygdala activation in response to facial stimuli. In this study we...

  • smile.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2146 

    A definition of the term "smile," which refers to a facial expression that may represent pleasure, amusement, derision, or scorn, wherein the corners of the mouth are turned up in expressions of pleasure or amusement, and the eyes usually appear to be warm and friendly, is presented.

  • coin counting.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p444 

    A definition of the medical term "coin counting" is presented. Coin counting refers to the sliding movement of the tips of the thumb and index finger over each other. This case may be observed in patients with Parkinson's disease. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical...

  • sleepwalking.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2014 

    A definition of the term "sleepwalking" is presented. It refers to autonomic actions performed during sleep. This condition occured mainly in children. Each episode lasts less than 10 min. The eyes are open, and the facial expression is blank.

  • smile.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2018 

    A definition of the term "smile" is presented. It refers to a facial expression by which the feelings such as pleasure, amusement, derision, or scorn may be represented. In smile, the corners of the mouth are turned up to show the expressions of pleasure or amusement. The eyes usually appear to...

  • hypomimia.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1052 

    A definition of the medical term "hypomimia" is presented. Hypomimia refers to a reduction in the expressiveness of the face, as occurs in patients with Parkinson's disease. It is marked by diminished animation and movement of the facial muscles. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic...

  • physiognomy.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1666 

    Several definitions of the medical term physiognomy are presented. The term refers to the assumed ability to diagnose a disease or illness based on the appearance and expression on the face. It also means the countenance. It originates from the Greek word "physis" which means nature and "gnomon"...

  • physiognosis.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1666 

    A definition of the medical term physiognosis is presented. The term refers to the diagnosis determined from one's facial expression and appearance. It originates from the word "gnosis" which means knowledge. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics