Neuropsychiatric Glossary

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Macropsia
Illusion of objects appearing larger

Malapropisms
Substitution of incorrectlty used word with similar sound

Mannerism
Stereotyped semi-voluntary movement (embellished or affected) in keeping with personality

Melodic line
Spontaneous prosody in running speech

Metamorphopsia
Illusion of objects changing shape

Metonyms
Referring to a thing or concept using a substitute word associated with that concept

Micropsia
Illusion of objects appearing smaller

Mimetic (automatism)
Automatic facial expressions during seizure

Mirror (movements)
Contralateral movement of same distal muscles as patient being told to move ipsilaterally

Mitgehen
Extreme form of mitmachen in which patient continues to move in the direction of the slightest pressure on the part of the examiner

Mitmachen
Allowing body to be placed in any position without resistance despite being instructed to resist movement

Mixed transcortical aphasia
Loss of all language except repetition (AKA isolation of speech area), from damage to anterior & posterior watershed areas

Moria
Silly, foolish euphoria seen in frontal syndromes

Motor impersistence
Inabiiity to sustain a movement initiated to command

Motor sequencing
Ability to carry out a series of motor tasks in the correct order

Myoclonus
Sudden brief contractions of related muscle groups