Movement Disorders in Children & Adolescents

by GP Mathur, Sarla Mathur

The book “Movement Disorders in Children and Adolescents” has been prepared with the aim of providing latest information about different types of movement disorders and various drugs and dosage modalities in a comprehensive and easy-to-read format. Twenty-five chapters of this book provide complete insight into various treatment of disorders. Movements are achieved by contraction and relaxation of skeletal muscles. The motor unit is the final common pathway through which spinal, cerebral and cerebellar control systems act to coordinate movements. Movements and its control is carried out through the integrated approach of pyramidal system, extrapyramidal system, cerebellum, sensory system, reflex activity and receptors. The extrapyramidal system and particularly the basal ganglia are believed to be the main sites of dysfunction, although the pathophysiology is often poorly understood. Movement disorders in children and adolescents constitute a wide range of conditions with varied etiology. The type of movement disorders assists in localization of the pathologic process. Movement disorders are rarely limited to one form. Usually more than one type of movement disorders is seen in an individual. Because the precise pathologic, pharmacologic, and neurophysiologic, mechanisms of movement disorders are not completely understood, clinical features provide the most reliable basis for their classification and differentiation. Although many of the movement disorders affecting children and adolescents are rare individually, collectively they represent an important and increasingly recognized presentation of a childhood condition that may respond to specific pharmacologic agents. This book will be helpful for the residents and postgraduates as well as the practicing clinician caring for infertile patients, and will help in widening their knowledge on important aspects of fast developing trends in the management of infertility.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Mathur GP
GSVM Medical College, Kanpur
2. Mathur Sarla Subharati Medical College, Meerut
ISBN 9788180610448
Speciality Pediatrics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11612
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2003
Pages 236
Book Type Professional


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