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diaschisis

[dahy-as-kuh-sis]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. 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

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

diaschisis

(dī-ăskĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. 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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