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Head-Holmes syndrome

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Sensory changes produced by lesions of the cerebral cortex and other parts of the brain. In delimited and unilateral damage to the thalamus these sensory changes include an impairment of the sense of taste and smell on the opposite side.


  • H. Head, G. Holmes:
    Sensory disturbances from cerebral lesions.
    Brain, Oxford, 1911; 34: 102.

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