15 August

Aura - Glossary of Medical Terms

Aura Aura (aura, Greek - a whiff of breeze; synonym:. Harbinger of an attack) - a kind of feeling, movement or mental experience (a false perception of reality, fear, etc.), which immediately precedes the epileptic seizures.

are the following types of aura:

  • vegetative (vegetativa) - in the form of vasomotor and / or secretory disorders;
  • Vestibular (vestibularis) - in the form of dizziness (in pathology focus localization in the temporal lobe of the brain);
  • Visceral (visceralis) - in the form of unpleasant sensations in the viscera;
  • Flavour (gustatoria) - in the form of sensations of taste food, often unpleasant nature (in pathology focus localization in the temporal lobe of the brain);
  • Visual (optica) - in the form of elementary visual sensations, images, complex hallucinatory paintings or objects (in pathology focus localization in the occipital cortex of the cerebral hemispheres);
  • Insulated (isolata) - Aura are its abortive form of a seizure should not be;
  • Cardiac (cardialis) - in the form
    of painful sensations in the heart;
  • Motor (motoria; synonym: motor aura) - in the form of spasmodic contraction of certain muscles, groups of muscles or motor restlessness;
  • Olfactory (olfactoria) - in the form of sense of smell, most unpleasant character (in pathology focus localization in the hippocampus);
  • Psychic (psychica) - in the form of fleeting experiences previously seen or never had seen, mixed with fragments of past experiences (in pathology focus localization in the temporal lobe of the brain);
  • psychosensory (psychosensoria) - in the form of sensations of varying sizes and / or shapes of individual parts or the entire body, change the shape and size of the surrounding objects;
  • -Speech - a sudden stop of speech because of the impossibility of possession vocal apparatus;
  • sensitivity (sensitiva) - in the form of experiences feelings of sadness and hopeless sadness or happiness (in pathology focus localization in the temporal lobe of the brain);
  • Touch (sensoria) - in the form of any sensations: visual, tactile, olfactory, auditory, etc .;
  • Auditory (a auditiva; synonym: acoustic aura) - in the form of perception of sounds, words and whole phrases (in pathology focus localization in the temporal lobe of the brain);
  • Epigastric (epigastrica) - in the form of unpleasant sensations in the stomach.

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