Physical Exam

Sensory System Examination

Sensations are of two types: primary and cortical. Primary sensations are touch, pain, temperature, position, passive movements and vibrations. Cortical sensations are localization, two-point discrimination,…
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January 2, 2018
Physical Exam

Reflex Exam

Reflexes can broadly be categorized as deep (tendon) reflexes and superficial reflexes.The deep (tendon) reflexes are monosynaptic stretch reflexes. They are tested through the use…
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January 2, 2018
Physical Exam

Motor System Exam

The motor examination involves examining the following and comparing both sides to note abnormalities: Bulk and nutrition of muscles Tone of muscles Power of muscles…
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January 2, 2018
Physical Exam

Cranial Nerve Exam

The neurological exam allows for detection of symptoms that are indicative of underlying neurological pathologies and abnormalities. The exam is also necessary to determine the…
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December 12, 2017