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movement. The person cannot move one without the other.

Tactile Defensiveness—Being overly sensitive to touch; withdrawing, crying, yelling or striking when one is touched.

Tracheostomy (Trach)—A surgical opening at the front of the throat providing access the trachea or windpipe.

Tremor—Rhythmical movements of a body part that become intensified the harder one tries to control them.

Tremor (Resting)—Rhythmical movements while at rest; may diminish during voluntary movement.

Unilateral Neglect—Paying little or no attention to one side of the body.

Ventilator—Machine that does the breathing for the unresponsive patient by delivering air with the right amount of oxygen at the right rate.

Verbal Apraxia—Impaired control of proper sequencing of muscles used in speech (tongue, lips, jaw muscles, vocal cords).

Vestibular—Pertaining to the vestibular system in the middle ear and the brain which senses movements of the head. Vestibular disorders can lead to dizziness, poor muscle tone in head and neck, and inability to detect quick movements of the head.

Void—To urinate.

(Glossary references: Brain-injury Glossary, HDI Publishers, 1996; Long Island Head Injury Association)

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