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Here is a quick mnemonic “UPPER MOTOR to remember about Monoparesis

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Monoparesis : How To Remember Easily ?

  • U – Upper motor neuron weakness occasionally presents as a monoparesis of distal and nonantigravity muscles.
  • P – Predominantly distal and of upper motor neuron type and is not associated with sensory impairment or pain.
  • P – Peripheral cause (nerve, root, or plexus) is likely when weakness and atrophy develop over weeks or months.
  • E – Electrodiagnostic study is indicated when weakness and atrophy develop over weeks or months.
  • R – Rarely is myopathic weakness limited to one limb.
  • M – Monoparesis usually is due to lower motor neuron disease, with or without associated sensory involvement.
  • O – Options for diagnostic possibilities are similar to those for acute hemiparesis.
  • T – Type of weakness and atrophy should be considered in determining the origin.
  • O – Occurrence of sensory loss and pain usually accompanies acute lower motor neuron weakness.
  • R – Reflexes are typically increased with upper motor neuron lesions.

Mnemonic : UPPER MOTOR

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