Bradyphrenia: A slow thought process. Bradyphrenia can be a side effect of certain psychiatric medications.
Bradykinetic: Pertaining to slowed ability to start and continue movements, and impaired ability to adjust the body’s position. Bradykinesia can be a symptom of neurological disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease, or a side effect of medications. The word bradykinetic is logically derived from two Greek roots: bradys, slow + kinesis, movement = slow movement, slow motion, […]
Bradypnea: Abnormally slow breathing. A respiratory rate that is too slow. The normal rate of respirations (breaths per minute) depends on a number of factors, including the age of the individual and the degree of exertion.
- Braille system
Braille system: A system of raised-dot writing devised by Louis Braille (1809-1852) for the blind in which each letter is represented as a raised pattern that can be read by touching with the fingers. The System: Each braille character or “cell” is made up of 6 dot positions that are arranged in a rectangle comprising […]
Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It functions as a primary receiver, organizer, and distributor of information for the body. It has a right half and a left half, each of which is called a hemisphere.
- Brain aneurysm
An aneurysm of a blood vessel in the brain, usually due to a defect in the vessel at birth or from high blood pressure. Rupture of the aneurysm causes a sudden severe headache, often with nausea, vomiting, decreased consciousness, and can be life threatening.