Dictionary » P » Past-pointing

Past-pointing

Definition

noun

An assessment test performed to evaluate the upper extremity tonic balance (e.g. the functional integrity of the vestibular apparatus and the cerebellum) by determining the extent of deviation or failure of the individual to touch the target direction while eyes are closed


Supplement

To conduct this test, both the subject and examiners sit face to face. The subject is told to put his hands high up in the air with index fingers pointing up and then down to touch the examiner's index fingertips in front. Next, the subject is asked to repeat the process but this time with eyes closed.

A negative result, where the subject correctly does as told, would indicate no abnormalities. Conversely, a positive result, which is when the subject drifts or deviates significantly to the left or right in an effort to touch the index fingers of the examiner, may possibly indicate vestibulo-cerebellar abnormalities resulting to dysmetria or ataxia.


See also:


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


everybody goodwill the bake thingummy intention object

... to method a portion to attain that frame kalendarze ksiazkowe Legnica working the essence you can deem of nothing but the intention itself. Suffer past practicing this as multitudinous times as accomplishable kalendarze firmowe daytime

See entire post
by Frafdbaf
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Detect influenza in saliva
Replies: 14
Views: 2117

Why similar features are preserved in a gigantic population?

China in the past had a very important culture. A culture of millennia Besides its important culture have left many paintings and sculptures, where similar features are seen. But the same also happens with Japanese and Korean.

See entire post
by Goldentiger
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:54 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why similar features are preserved in a gigantic population?
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Reconsidering University Degree Bsc Zoology

... through a treating team. However, my illness is long term and taking a year or two off will not miraculously cure me. i have done so in the past but found it to be ineffective. It does not reflect my capability or potential.

See entire post
by Darcia
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Reconsidering University Degree Bsc Zoology
Replies: 0
Views: 329

How much CO²/O² does lettuce consume/produce on average?

... using lettuce (or any other small edible plant). I'd like to have my numbers as close to reality as possible. I already searched the web for the past few hours, but could not find anything useful. So I'm totally reliant on your help. I need an rough average on the following amounts using a single ...

See entire post
by keks
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:49 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: How much CO²/O² does lettuce consume/produce on average?
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards

... you see only 99% compatibility. At X+100K years back, maybe you see 50% compatibility. The question is, does it follow that at some point in the past was born the first female to be reproductively compatible with modern male?

See entire post
by BiologicalRush
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards
Replies: 9
Views: 4045
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 08:57, 2 August 2011. This page has been accessed 11,693 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link