- pertaining to only one side.
UPPER MOTOR NEURONS
- long nerve cells that originate in the brain and travel in tracts through
the spinal cord. Any injury to these nerves cuts off contact with brain
control. Reflex activity is still intact, however resulting in spasticity.
For men with upper motor neuron injuries, reflex erections are possible.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION
(UTI) - bacterial invasion of the urinary tract, which includes bladder,
bladder neck and urethra. Symptoms of UTI include urine that is cloudy,
contains sediment and smells foul, and fever. UTI involving the kidneys
is preventable but dangerous. Medications often prescribed for UTI include
Keflex, Macrodantin, Furadantin, Septra, Bactim, Mandelamine, penicillin,
and amoxicillin. Side effects vary, and may include nausea and vomiting,
skin rash or hives.
STATE - a condition in which the person
utters no words and does not follow commands or make any response that
is psychologically meaningful.
mechanical device to facilitate breathing in persons with impaired diaphragm
function. Also known as respirator.
VENTRICLES, BRAIN -
four natural cavities in the brain which are filled with cerebrospinal
fluid (CSF). The outline of one or more of these cavities may change when
a space-occupying lesion (hemorrhage, tumor) has developed in a lobe of
a tendency to be excessively wordy in conversation.
VERTEBRAE - the
bones that make up the spinal column.
NERVE - a main division of the auditory nerve. Arises
in the ganglion and is concerned with equilibrium.
THERAPY - specific therapies and corrective
lenses designed to treat visual disorders resulting from brain injury or
the measure of air in a full breath. It is an important consideration for
people with high-level tetraplegia who also have impaired pulmonary function.
VITAL SIGNS -
consist of taking blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature.