ataxia

Definitions:

  • Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.
  • In <em>pathology</em>, irregularity in the functions of the body or in the course of a disease; specifically, inability to coördinate voluntary movements. Also <internalXref urlencoded="ataxy">ataxy</internalXref>.
  • Disorder; irregularity.
  • None
  • Irregularity in disease, or in the functions.
  • The state of disorder that characterizes nervous fevers and the nervous condition.
  • Loss of coordination in the voluntary muscles, especially the limbs; an inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; it results in unsteady movements and a staggering gait. See also locomotor ataxia, an <ex>ataxia</ex> which occurs when attempting to perform coordinated muscular movements.
  • See <er>Locomotor</er>.
  • Lack of <xref>coordination</xref> while performing <xref>voluntary</xref> <xref>movements</xref>, which may appear to be <xref>clumsiness</xref>, <xref>inaccuracy</xref>, or <xref>instability</xref>.
  • inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
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