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diaschisis

[dahy-as-kuh-sis] /daɪˈæs kə sɪs/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
a disturbance or loss of function in one part of the brain due to a localized injury in another part.
Origin of diaschisis
1910-1915
1910-15; < New Latin < Greek diáschisis a division; see dia-, schi(zo)-, -sis
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diaschisis in Medicine

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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