Brown-Séquard's syndrome

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Brown-Séquard's syndrome

[broun′sākärz′]
Etymology: Charles E. Brown-Séquard, French physiologist, 1817-1894
a traumatic neurological disorder resulting from compression or transection of one side of the spinal cord, above the tenth thoracic vertebrae, characterized by spastic paralysis and loss of postural sense (proprioception) on the body's injured side, and loss of the senses of pain and heat on the other side of the body.

Brown-Séquard's syndrome

paralysis and loss of discriminatory and joint sensation on one side of the body and of pain and temperature sensation on the other, due to a lesion involving one side of the spinal cord. Seen in primates but not so evident in domestic animals because of bilateral spinal sensory afferent pathways.