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Neurologic deficit

A neurologic deficit refers to abnormal function of a body area due to weaker function of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, or nerves.

Examples include:


Griggs RC, Jozefowicz RF, Aminoff MJ. Approach to the patient with neurologic disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman’s Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 403.

Update Date 2/3/2015