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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
Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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..
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