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L'homme qui rit: inappropriate laughter and release phenomena of the frontal subdominant lobe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7919634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Witzelsucht and moria are time-honored neurobehavioral terms. Witzelsucht is a tendency to tell inappropriate jokes, and moria is euphoric behavior. Focal right-orbitofrontal parenchymal lesion is often the anatomical substrate for these behavioral attitudes. This case report presents a patient with a longstanding witzelsucht-moria behavior. Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) showed hypoperfused right-frontoparietal area in the absence of structural damage.
J Vardi; Y Finkelstein; Z Zlotogorski; I Hod
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0896-4289     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Med     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-08     Completed Date:  1994-11-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804264     Medline TA:  Behav Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.
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MeSH Terms
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  psychology
Frontal Lobe / physiopathology*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Functional Laterality* / physiology
Hemiplegia / physiopathology
Laughter* / psychology
Neuropsychological Tests
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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