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Difference Dyscalculia Acalculia
Dyscalculia = " to: Count badly", from its Greek & Latin root words. Deficits in information processing, memory & retrieval in an infant or child who lacks age-appropriate intuitive understanding of numerical concepts cause developmental dyscalculia. Acalculia is acquired & of late onset. It is caused by anything that damages areas of the brain involved in mathematical operations. Acalculia = unable to count. ...Read more
Dys- vs a-: In general the prefix dys is used to indicate an impairment in a being able to accomplish a task or process while the prefix a- indicates complete inability to perform the process or complete absence of the item. For example, dyscalculia would refer to a learning disability in some aspect of math while acalculia would refer to complete absence of math skills usually acquired as a result of braininjury ...Read more
Dyscalculia is an: Alternate name for a Neurodevelopmental Disorder, "Specific Learning Disorder with impairment in math" diagnosed in school-age children with average to above-avg. IQ's who have difficulty with math calculation & application. Acalculia is an acquired disorder from a stroke or other brain injury, in which patients have trouble with simple calculations, even with identifying the larger of 2 numbers. ...Read more
Yes: It's said that Einstein was like this. I got quiet far in advanced math but was actually behind my classmates at speed in arithmetic. In my college math department, folks remarked on the fact that you cite fairly often. Math ability and calculating facility seem unconnected. Overcome dyscalculia by more, harder practice rather than considering oneself disabled / handicapped. ...Read more
Yes: Generally, those with specific learning disorders, also known as academic skills disorders, can learn alternative strategies and techniques to compensate for some deficienies. I say LD (learing disorders) stands for learns differently. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosis and treat: The purpose of assessment for learning disabilities is to define the problem and develop a treatment program ...Read more
Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?
Here's a start:
Try the national institute of neurologic disorders and stroke. Here's the website:
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/
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Both are medical doctors: They both have identical training, and specialties. The only difference is that osteopathic physicians take additional coursework in manual medicine to treat pain, and dysfunction, and a year-long anatomy course that helps to understand functional anatomy relationships better, as it applies to disease states, while in medical school. The basic osteopathic philosophy regards the body as an integrated whole with structures and functions working interdependently, versus a disease oriented health care. ...Read more
Timing: The only difference between the two is the timing of the procedure. If done at a later gestational age, it's called a D&E (dilation and evacuation) which entails using forceps to help remove the contents of the uterus, rather than just a straw with dilation and curettage. Both are very safe overall. ...Read more
Decongestant: Allegra d has the same antihistamine plus an added decongestant. This extra med can help open up swollen nasal passages, and can be used if needed from time to time. However, the decongestant can increased the heart rate and may increase blood pressure, among other things. It should be avoided in someone with heart disease and should not be taken long term. See you doctor for more info. ...Read more
Differences: Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid membrane component which plays a role in cell signalling and serine is an amino acid which plays a role in enzymes. ...Read more
Completely different: Glucose is a basic sugar with calories to provide energy. Sorbitol is a non-absorbable sugar alcohol which is used to sweeten foods which are often labeled, sugar free. It causes bloating and diarrhea in some. Sugar free foods are not calorie free and often contain more fat to make them taste better. ...Read more
I recently had an eeg. Today my nuero said he'd now like to order a full spectrum EEG. What's the difference?
Full spectrum EEG: Expanded parameters of EEG analysis. Make sure the insurance will pay for this. Quantitative EEG analysis requires pre-certification. Use in clinical research may not be reimbursed by commercial carriers. Mapping for determination of seizure foci for the purpose of epilepsy surgery requires that you be a candidate for surgery, that the study be at least 20 minutes of recorded data ...Read more
What is the difference between o.C.D (specifically pure o) obsessions and obsessions due to asberger's syndrom?
Differences: Asperger's disorder is related to an inability to pick up on social cues from others and they struggle with emotional reciprocity (don't smile back). Sometimes an individual with asperger's can get preoccupied with a topic. Ocd is an anxiety issue where an individual has thoughts, impulses (that they recognize as irrational). Someone with ocd will not have any difficulty with social relationship. ...Read more
I have vit d deficiency and was prescribed vit d2 1.25 mg (50, 000). What is the difference between v it d2 and vit d3?
D2 vs D3: If you have a choice, use the d3 rather than the d2. The d3 is a more useful form for the human body. There are very technical differences between these compounds. Note that I am not using the term 'more natural' since these compounds are often both made synthetically. ...Read more
May I know d difference between glycomet sr 850 and glycomet 850. I have pcod for which I have been prescribed this med. Regards?
I'm having an ERPC tomorrow, what's the difference between this and a "D&C". I'm worried and also scared about the General aneasthetic.?
It's OK: To worry, but please don't worry too much! Evacuation of Retained Products of Conception is very much like Dilation and Curettage, but the latter is done for other reasons also, not like the former following miscarriage. General anesthesia or sedation are very safe nowadays and your anesthesiologist should be very happy to discuss all relevant questions; you can contact doctors on HealthTap directly ...Read more
Is there a permanent cure for tendosynovitis... also is there a difference between tendonitis a d tendosynovitis. How would I know which one I have?
Tendosynovitis: Conservative treatment would be through local steroid injections but the permanency of this modality of treatment is not guaranteed. In the cas e of De Quervans which affects the wrist surgical approach usually achieves permanent solution at best and long-lasting solution at least ...Read more
I'd like to know the difference between Quvar and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) - specifically if one is stronger and worse to be on for a long time.
ICS vs ICS/LABA: QVar is an inhaled cortisone (ICS)which helps to reduce airway inflammation. It is supposed to have a smaller particle size to reach the more distant airways in the lung. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is another ICS but combined with a long acting bronchodilator (LABA)- the latter has a black box warning about risk for asthma deaths. However the ICS/LABA more effective and the black box warning mostly disproved. ...Read more
What does vitmin D3 do to help people with ms? So many people with MS swear by D3 - how does it actually help? Also what is the difference between vit d and d3?
Evidence is strong: Vitamin d-3 does clearly affect the immune system, and numerous studies have shown that higher levels protect against relapses, MRI lesions and ultimate disability. In fact, higher levels of vitamin d can help prevent ms in studies of military personnel. The potency of d-3 is about 2-3 times that of d-2. Most ms pts do well on 5000-10000 units daily. ...Read more
Is botox better than dysport? I was looking into getting injections, and there seem to be a ton to pick from. I'd like to know what the difference between botox and dysport is, and whether one is clearly better than the other. Or, is there some other bran
Botox and Dysport work similarly to reduce wrinkles by relaxing some facial muscles. Both are given via injections in the office and anesthesia is usually not required. Most plastic surgeons or dermatologist primarily use botox, since it's been in available for a much longer period. Dysport is a relatively new alternative for wrinkle reduction. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.
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One has domperidone: Pan D is a capsule containing 40 mg of Pantoprazole 40mg and 30 mg of Domperidone. Pan 40 contains only 40 mg of pantoprazole. Domperidone can help with nausea and vomiting and/or increase gut motility. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Domperidone. Pantoprazole can help with, gastritis and esophagitis.by decreasing stomach acid. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Pantoprazole ...Read more
Glucose: D& l are isomers of compound, d for dextro or right and l for levo or left. Isolating one or other is to make compound with fewer side-effects or better absorption. ...Read more
Inositol & DCI: D-chiro-inositol is a supplement found in buckwheat, carob & fig leaf melon. It is a member of the family inositol carbohydrates. ...Read more
A decongestant: Allegra products all contain fexofenadine in a dose ranging from 30 to 180 mg. Allegra d comes in a 12 hour product with 60 of fexofenadine plus 120 mg. Of a long acting pseudoephedrine, which is a decongestant. The Allegra d 24 hour contains 180 mg. Of fexofenadine and 240 mg. Of pseudoephedrine. The decongestant may cause insomnia, jitteriness or an increase in blood pressure. ...Read more