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diaschisis

[ dahy-as-kuh-sis ]
/ daɪˈæs kə sɪs /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a disturbance or loss of function in one part of the brain due to a localized injury in another part.
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Origin of diaschisis

First recorded in 1910–15; from New Latin, from Greek diáschisis “a division”; see dia-, schiz-, -sis
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Medical definitions for diaschisis

diaschisis
[ dī-ăskĭ-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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