athetosis


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athetosis

(ˌæθəˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol a condition characterized by uncontrolled rhythmic writhing movement, esp of fingers, hands, head, and tongue, caused by cerebral lesion
[C19: from Greek athetos not in place, from a-1 + tithenai to place]
ˈatheˌtoid adj
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Noun1.athetosis - a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of the hands and feet and other body parts
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
Translations

ath·e·to·sis

n. atetosis, condición con síntomas de contracciones involuntarias en las manos y los dedos y movimientos sin coordinación de las extremidades, esp. los brazos.
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