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diaschisis

noun di·as·chi·sis \ dī-ˈas-kə-səs \

medical Definition of diaschisis

plural diaschises play \-ˌsēz\
: the breaking up of a pattern of brain activity by a localized injury that temporarily throws the whole activity out of function though destroying only part of a structure

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