Neuropsychiatric Glossary

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Echolalia
Involuntary repetition of words or phrases of others

Echopraxia
Involuntary repetition of movements of another by imitation

Emotional prosody
Musical quality of speech that conveys emotion

En bloc turns
Tendency of parkinsonian patients to use numerous short steps to turn in a circle

Establish set
Ability to grasp the rule for a task

Executive (functions)
Frontal subcortical functions of anticipation, goal selection, planning & monitoring behavior to accomplish goals

Extinction (to double simultaneous stimulation)
Inability to perceive bilateral sensory stimuli due to hemi-inattention

Extracampine (hallucination)
Hallucinations outside the sphere of normal sensory perception (e.g. seeing someone behind you)