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a·tax·i·a

 (ə-tăk′sē-ə)
n.
1. Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.
2. Any of various degenerative, often hereditary, disorders that are characterized by ataxia and are frequently associated with cerebellar atrophy.

[Greek ataxiā, disorder : a-, not; see a-1 + taxis, order.]

a·tax′ic adj. & n.

ataxia

(əˈtæksɪə) or

ataxy

n
(Pathology) pathol lack of muscular coordination
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: lack of coordination, from a-1 + -taxia, from tassein to put in order]
aˈtaxic, aˈtactic adj

a•tax•i•a

(əˈtæk si ə)

n.
loss of coordination of the muscles, esp. of the extremities.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek: indiscipline]
a•tax′ic, adj.

a·tax·i·a

(ə-tăk′sē-ə)
Loss of muscular coordination as a result of damage to the central nervous system.

ataxia, ataxy

inability to coordinate bodily movements, especially movements of the muscles. See also order and disorder.
See also: Disease and Illness
lack of order; irregularity. See also disease and illness.
See also: Order and Disorder

ataxia

Lack of coordination of the muscles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
Friedreich's ataxia, herediatry spinal ataxia - sclerosis of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord; characterized by muscular weakness and abnormal gait; occurs in children
hereditary cerebellar ataxia - nervous disorder of late childhood and early adulthood; characterized by ataxic gait and hesitating or explosive speech and nystagmus
spinocerebellar disorder - any of several congenital disorders marked by degeneration of the cerebellum and spinal cord resulting in spasticity and ataxia
Translations
ataxie
ataksia

ataxia

[əˈtæksɪə] Nataxia f

ataxia

nAtaxie f

ataxia

n ataxia
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