Ataxia

Definition of Ataxia

A`tax´i`a
n.1.Disorder; irregularity.
2.(Med.) Irregularity in disease, or in the functions.
3.(Med.) 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 ataxia which occurs when attempting to perform coordinated muscular movements.
Locomotor ataxia
See Locomotor.

Related Words

ataxy, dyssynergia, Friedreich's ataxia, herediatry spinal ataxia, hereditary cerebellar ataxia, motor ataxia, nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder, spinocerebellar disorder
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