ataxia


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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
References in classic literature ?
Jonas declares he once spoke of locomotor ataxia in hearing and she said she knew too well what that was.
A team of 16 staff in the Birmingham office of commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton have entered the city's annual half marathon and have pledged to raise more than PS3,000 for national charity Ataxia UK.
The school held a collection at the second annual Creative and Performing Arts evening on Wednesday, April 3, which was raising funds for Ataxia UK.
Enrollment in the spinocerebellar ataxia Phase 3 clinical trial is expected to complete by 1Q20.
Ataxia with oculomotor apraxia has been classified into several types, among which types 1, 2, and 4 are the most common.
Also, he serves as chairman of the board of Chondrial Therapeutics Inc, a biotech company he started to cure a rare disease called Friedreich's Ataxia and is also a director of the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, along with co-founder of his own charitable scientific effort, the CureFA Foundation.
The patients may often present with atypical features like arthritis, bone pain, infertility, neurological symptoms like peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, seizures and psychiatric complaints [5].
By contrast PPMS usually presents with progressive spastic paraparesis usually with no clear sensory contribution and less often with progressive cerebellar ataxia, cognitive dysfunction, brainstem or visual symptoms.
Geraint Williams, 39, was diagnosed with the rare inherited disease Friedreich ataxia (FA) 10 years ago.
Young couples, especially from Paphos, ought to get tested before deciding to have children to discover if they are at a high risk of having a child with the rare Ataxia disease, the Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) said on Tuesday.
Friedreich ataxia (FA) is a recessively inherited autosomal neurodegenerative disease, which onsets in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood period.