A neurologic deficit refers to abnormal function of a body area. This altered function is due to injury of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, or nerves.
- Abnormal reflexes
- Inability to speak
- Decreased sensation
- Loss of balance
- Mental function problems, such as memory loss
- Vision changes
- Walking problems
- Weakness of the arms or legs
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