diaschisis

[ dahy-as-kuh-sis ]
/ daɪˈæs kə sɪs /

noun Medicine/Medical.

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

Origin of diaschisis

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