neurologic examination

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neurologic examination

A battery of clinical tests that evaluates a person's physiologic function and mental status, as well as the presence of any structural–organic lesions that may cause changes in neurologic function. Cf Psychiatric examination.
Neurologic Examination-data obtained
History of the Pt's chief complaint
Mental status Coherency, memory, judgement, comprehension, and other cognitive processes
Cranial nerves
1. Olfactory–1st cranial nerve Ability to identify common odors
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2. Optic nerve–2nd cranial nerve Visual acuity, visual fields, pupil size and response to light, optic examination
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3. Ocular muscles–3rd, 4th, 6th cranial nerves
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4. Trigeminal nerve–5tth cranial nerve
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5. Facial nerve–7th cranial nerve
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6. Auditory nerve–Rinne & Weber tests, 8th cranial nerve
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7. Glossopharyngeal–9th cranial nerve, vagal nerve–10th cranial nerve
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8. Accessory nerve–11th cranial nerve
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9. Hypoglossal nerve–12th cranial nerve
Motor function
Upper extremities: Finger-to-nose test, extension-flexion of elbow, power of grip, reflexes–eg biceps, brachioradialis, sensation–eg vibration, pain
Lower extremities: Heel-to-knee test, extension-flexion of knee, reflexes–eg patellar, plantar, sensation–eg vibration, pain  
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