Disease Information for Upper motor neuron disorder

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Hypertonia
Muscle fasciculations
Muscle spasticity
Muscle weakness
Stiffness
Twitchy/muscle spasms
Abdominal reflex increased
Active reflexes
Ankle reflexes increased
Babinski's up-going toe reflex/unilateral
Babinski's upgoing toes/bilateral
Clonus
Clonus/bilateral ankle (sustained)
Equinus Posture/Ankles
Foot Extensors/Everters Weak
Hamstring Weakness
Hemiplegic Gait
Hoffman's reflex increased
Hyperreflexia/DTRs increased
Jaw jerk increased
Knee reflexes increased
Leg reflexes increased
Leg reflexes, bilateral decrease
Legs increased resistance/passive stretch
Legs increased tone/spastic/hyperreflexic
Paralysis
Pyramidal tract signs
Spares sensory modalities/exam
Spastic paralysis/signs
Spastic paraplegia/signs
Spasticity/Spastic gait
Weakness of triceps, wrist extensors
Weakness
Weakness, Gradual Onset
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Hemiparesis
Hemiplegia
Neurogenic bladder/cord
Paraplegia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Upper motor neuron disorder
Pathophysiology/Unilateral effects
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Dantrolene (Dantrium)
Definition

Pathoophysiologic pasttern usually with brain disorders but high cord also ; stroke, subdural, tumor denervates at area 4 of prefrontal cortex; manifesty as weakness usually less severe than lower motor neuron less dense and less specific zone; no fasciculations but increased reflexes, stretch, clonus, and definite babinski reflexes; often initially effects skilled movements and manipulations; limbs most effected groups are triceps, wrist and finger extensors, interossei, iliopsoas, hamstrings, foot dorsiflexors inverters and extroverters; reduced and lesser extension abilities; no atrophy---------------------------------------------

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