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How are fine motor skills controlled by the brain?

How are fine motor skills controlled by the brain?

Fine motor skills: The Primary Motor Cortex along the Pre central gyrus of the brain. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Hello doctors, can viral meningitis affect motor skills or brain function in child?

Hello doctors, can viral meningitis affect motor skills or brain function in child?

Depends on the virus: The majority of viruses produce mild to moderate symptoms during the illness and rare if any long term complications. However, herpes virus can produce major damage and long term complications (CP,Death).It can occur in the newborn period or later in life with a variable level of intensity.It attacks both the brain coverings (meninges) and the brain substance (encephalitis). ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of gross and fine motor skills?

What is the medical definition of gross and fine motor skills?

Motor domains of : development depend on the brain's ability to plan, coordinate, execute & remember age-appropriate movements of normal quality, the health, tone & strength of muscles, the disappearance of primitive reflexes & eye-hand coordination. Gross (large) muscle movements develop head to toe the 1st yr. Volitional fine (small) muscle movements develop from shoulder to fingers, from palmar to pincer grasp. ...Read more

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Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Maybe: Some chemotherapies can cause neuropathy or nerve damage which can impair fine motor skills. Some of the most common chemotherapy which can do this woud be docetaxel, paclitaxel, revlamid, thalidomide, cisplatin, vincristine, vinblastine. There are others though so it is best to discuss with your oncologist especially if your still on chemotherapy because the dosage may need to be decreased. ...Read more

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I have very poor fine motor skills: my hand writing is terrible, im awkward with my hands and its very frustrating. Is there a medical cause for this?

Yes, need specialist: Fine motor skills generally involves proper use of fingers in conjunction with the eyes and the brain. The problem described requires a careful history by a knowledgable physician. For example your age, is it new, is it progressive, is it lifelong, is it a problem developed after head trauma etc. You need a fine neurologist. Allow me to refer you to a 'colleague', dr. Arielle kurzweil. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

Acute rhabdomyolysis: Many illness can cause above symptoms. Als / rhabdomyolysis stroke, meningitis etc. You need to see an doctor to get a detailed history /physical and further w/u including MRI of brain to rule out brain tumor. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises can I do with my child to help him develop his motor skills faster?

What kinds of exercises can I do with my child to help him develop his motor skills faster?

A lot: Most face to face interactions with children help them develop their motor skills. Doing projects together with puzzles, legos, riding bikes, or tricycle, playing hide and seek..... You name it. As long as your child is actively participating, they are developing their motor skills and problem solving so get down on the floor or mat with your child and have fun. ...Read more

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read more

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What affects the body's motor skills?

What affects the body's motor skills?

Medical illness: Neurological problems like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, lou Gehrig's disease and some neurological diseases and trauma Chemicals: intoxication, marijuana, inhalants many others ...Read more

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