unilateral neglect

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Related to unilateral neglect: anosognosia, visual inattention


disregard of or failure to perform some task or function.
unilateral neglect
1. hemiapraxia with failure to pay attention to bodily grooming and stimuli on one side but not on the other, usually due to a lesion in the central nervous system, as after a stroke. Called also selective inattention.
2. a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which there is a lack of awareness and attention to one side of the body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

un·i·lat·er·al ne·glect

(yūni-latĕr-ăl nĕg-lekt)
A neuropsychological condition, after damage to one hemisphere (e.g., stroke), in which there is a lack of awareness or diminished attention to one side of the body. The side of neglect is often contralateral to the damaged hemisphere.
Synonym(s): hemiagnosia, hemispatial neglect.
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unilateral neglect

Impairment in sensory and motor response, mental representation, and spatial attention of the body and the corresponding environment characterized by inattention to one side and overattention to the opposite side. Left side neglect is more severe and persistent than ride side neglect.
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Zhang, "Recovery of functional status after right hemisphere stroke: Relationship with unilateral neglect," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol.
The effectiveness of different treatment modalities for the rehabilitation of unilateral neglect in stroke patients: A systematic review.
Unilateral neglect following right hemisphere damage: contributions from event- related potentials.
Samuel et al., "Functional consequences and awareness of unilateral neglect: study of an evaluation scale," Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, vol.
Unilateral neglect (UN) is a disorder that causes individuals with brain damage to behave as if one half of their world--the half contralateral to the damage--has become unimportant or ceased to exist (Mesulam, 2000).
Spatial working memory deficit in unilateral neglect. Neuropsychologia, 39, 390-396.
This brings us full circle back to unilateral neglect. If the left is neglected after right-hemisphere damage, then one might argue that there is some abnormality in the projection of information from the eye to the primary visual cortex.
Unilateral neglect; clinical and experimental studies, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hove, UK.
The effect of cuing on unilateral neglect. Neuropsychologia, 21, 589-599.
This unilateral neglect of the female sex is backed up by a huge media conspiracy which vindicates men's belief that there's nothing going on in the world that's more important than football.
Its value in diagnosing unilateral neglect and focal brain damage requires further study.

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