diaschisis

noun

di·​as·​chi·​sis dī-ˈas-kə-səs How to pronounce diaschisis (audio)
plural diaschises -ˌsēz How to pronounce diaschisis (audio)
: 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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“Diaschisis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/diaschisis. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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