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neurological evaluation

analysis of the data gathered by an examining physician of an individual’s mental status and sensory and motor functioning. The examination typically includes assessment of cognition, speech and behavior, orientation and level of alertness, muscular strength and tone, muscle coordination and movement, tendon reflexes, cranial nerves, pain and temperature sensitivity, and discriminative senses.

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April 17th 2024

lip pursing

lip pursing

a facial contortion in which the lips protrude in a manner that resembles pouting or a snout. First described (as Schnauzkrampf) by German psychiatrist Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum (1828–1899), it is most commonly associated with catatonic schizophrenia.