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  • Abdominojugular test [r]: The abdominojugular test (AJR), also known as hepatojugular reflux, is used as an alternate physical examination test for measuring central venous pressure through the distension or swelling of the jugular vein. [e]
  • Agnosia [r]: A perceptual disorder that is the loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning or recognize the importance of various forms of stimulation that cannot be attributed to impairment of a primary sensory modality. [e]
  • Akathisia [r]: A feeling of restlessness associated with increased motor activity, as it may occur as a manifestation of nervous system drug toxicity or other conditions. [e]
  • Anomia [r]: A language dysfunction characterized by the inability to name people and objects that are correctly perceived. [e]
  • Aphasia [r]: A cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form. [e]
  • Apraxia [r]: A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. [e]
  • Ataxia [r]: Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. [e]
  • Dysarthria [r]: Disorders of speech articulation caused by imperfect coordination of pharynx, larynx, tongue, or face muscles. [e]
  • Prosopagnosia [r]: The inability to recognize a familiar face or to learn to recognize new faces. This visual agnosia is most often associated with lesions involving the junctional regions between the temporal and occipital lobes. [e]
  • Straight leg raise [r]: The straight leg raise, also called Lasègue sign or Lasègue test, is a test done during the physical examination to determine whether a patient with low back pain has an underlying herniated disk [e]
  • Tremor [r]: Cyclical movement of a body part that can represent either a physiologic process or a manifestation of disease. [e]

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  • Medical history taking [r]: A systematic and thorough interview of the patient for symptoms and risk factors of disease or abnormality as well as relevant psychosocial factors that might affect the expression of treatment of disease. [e]