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The brain is one of the most important organs in the body. Not only does it control our thoughts, but it is responsible for our movement, memory, and speech. Without it, we would cease to exist. The brain is made up of different parts, including the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brainstem. Brain damage, such as that which causes Gerstmann syndrome, can have severe consequences for the entire body.

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1. What is Gerstmann Syndrome?

Gerstmann syndrome describes a cluster of neurological symptoms that result from damage to a certain part of the brain. Despite being a disorder, some doctors have begun to question its existence as a distinct clinical entity because individuals rarely display all of the symptoms at one time. It is important not to confuse the disorder with Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease, a rare genetic degenerative brain condition.

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