ATAXIA

ataxia, ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia

(noun) inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

ataxia (countable and uncountable, plural ataxias)

(pathology) Lack of coordination while performing voluntary movements, which may appear to be clumsiness, inaccuracy, or instability.

Synonyms: ataxy, dystaxia (rare)

(chemistry) The condition of a polymer in which the orientation of the subunits is random

(obsolete) Disorder; irregularity.

Synonym: dystaxia (obsolete)

Source: Wiktionary


A*tax"i*a, At"ax*y, n. Etym: [NL. ataxia, Gr. ataxie.]

1. Disorder; irregularity. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

2. (Med.) (a) Irregularity in disease, or in the functions. (b) The state of disorder that characterizes nervous fevers and the nervous condition. Locomotor ataxia. See Locomotor.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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