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Neurologic deficit

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A neurologic deficit is a functional abnormality of a body area due to a decrease in the function of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, or nerves.

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References

Griggs RC, Jozefowicz RF, Aminoff MJ. Approach to the patient with neurologic disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 403.

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