September 29, 2006, Newsletter Issue #24: Upper Motor Neuron Symptoms

Tip of the Week

Symptoms revealing upper motor neuron involvement include:

Loss of dexterity or the ability to coordinate movements
Loss of muscle strength
Spasticity or muscle stiffness
Hyperreflexia or increased reflexes
Spastic Bulbar Palsy

Spastic Bulbar Palsy is a syndrome characterized by Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing, tongue involvement, Dysarthria or difficulty speaking, and slurred or nasally speech.

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