diaschisis

diaschisis

[dahy-as-kuh-sis]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a disturbance or loss of function in one part of the brain due to a localized injury in another part.

Origin:
1910–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek diáschisis a division; see dia-, schi(zo)-, -sis

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diaschisis di·as·chi·sis (dī-ās'kĭ-sĭs)
n.
A sudden loss of function in a portion of the brain that is at a distance from the site of injury, but is connected to it by neurons.

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