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soft sign

neurologic findings (for example, dyspraxia, dysdiadochokinesis) and behavioral phenomena (for example, postures, involuntary movements) that, although of no specific diagnostic significance, may be associated with developmental delay in normal children and with neuropsychiatric orders in adults.

soft sign

Any of a number of signs that, considered collectively, are felt to indicate the presence of damage to the central nervous system. These signs include incoordination, visual motor difficulties, nystagmus, the presence of associated movements, and difficulties with motor control.
See also: sign
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Seaman et al performed an ABI in patients with soft signs and only did a CTA where the ABI was less than 0.9.
While Pallas's book spells the item with a final soft sign, suggesting a palatalized sibilant, CepreeB (2002 : 35, 183) cites the word as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], with a final hard sign pointing to a non-palatalized s, from one of Pallas's source manuscripts that represents a dialect transitional between the Krasnoufimsk and Kungursk varieties of Eastern Mari.
Neurological soft signs in schizophrenic patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Neurological soft signs in never-treated schizophrenia.
There were proportionately more boys in our sample (73%) than in the overall Columbia-Presbyterian NCPP cohort (52%) because of higher prevalence of neurologic soft signs in boys.
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Many children may also have associated neurologic "soft signs" or indications of definite neurologic (brain) dysfunction.
Perform basic assessment of brain structure and function (a MRI scan, a neurocognitive battery, and tests of neurologic soft signs).