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Introduction: Monochromatism

Description of Monochromatism

Monochromatism (medical condition): Patients who have achromatopsia (sometimes called...more »

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  »Introduction: Achromatopsia
  »Symptoms of Achromatopsia
  »Causes of Achromatopsia
  »Treatments for Achromatopsia

Monochromatism: complete color blindness; colors can be differentiated only on the basis of brightness.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Monochromatism: Related Topics

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Monochromatism as a Disease

Monochromatism: Another name for Achromatopsia (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Achromatopsia
  »Symptoms of Achromatopsia
  »Causes of Achromatopsia
  »Treatments for Achromatopsia

Monochromatism: Related Diseases

Monochromatism: Monochromatism is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Monochromatism

Some of the causes of Monochromatism are included in the list below:

  • Malfunction of the retinal phototransduction pathway
  • Genetic causes of this are mutations in the cone cell cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels CNGA3 (ACHM2) and CNGB3 (ACHM3) as well as the cone cell transducin, GNAT2 (ACHM4)
  • Acquired- Acquired achromatopsia/dyschromatopsia is a condition associated with damage to the diencephalon (primarily the thalamus of the mid brain) or the cerebral cortex (the new brain)

Symptoms of Monochromatism (Achromatopsia)

Some of the symptoms of Monochromatism incude:

  • Colour blindness
  • Visualising colour as grey
  • Difficulty recognising faces (prosopagnosia)
  • Weakness of one side of body (hemiparesis)
  • Sensory loss of one side of body

Treatments for Monochromatism (Achromatopsia)

Treatments for Monochromatism (Achromatopsia) include:

  • No treatment for achromatopsia symptom
  • Palliative and functional treatment for stroke
  • Occupational therapy - mobility aids
  • Speech pathology - speech therapy, swallowing therapy
  • Aspirin or other anti-platelet medications

Treatment of Monochromatism: For more treatment information about Monochromatism, see treatment of Achromatopsia (Monochromatism)

Monochromatism: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Monochromatism:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Monochromatism

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Monochromatism

The following list attempts to classify Monochromatism into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • color blindness,color vision deficiency,colour blindness,colour vision deficiency
  • vision defect,visual defect,visual disorder,visual impairment
  • disability,disablement,handicap,impairment
  • bad condition,poor shape,unfitness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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