noun Medicine/Medical.

a disturbance or loss of function in one part of the brain due to a localized injury in another part.

Nearby words

  1. diarthrodial joint,
  2. diarthrosis,
  3. diarticular,
  4. diary,
  5. dias,
  6. diascope,
  7. diaspora,
  8. diaspore,
  9. diastalsis,
  10. diastase

Origin of diaschisis

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

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Medicine definitions for diaschisis




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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