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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
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Noun1.ataxy - 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
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His nephew Daniel Farson published a biography in 1975 suggesting the death certificate gave a cause of death as Locometer Ataxy - a euphemism for syphillis.
As a kind of necessary Consequence or Naturall Effect of that ataxy (g) and disorder occasioned by it, parting from that (h) Station which God Almighty hath ordain'd for the human Nature whereby it comes to pass that by a kind of naturall Consequence they may suffer the poena (i) damni [punishment of the damned], and at least some measure of the poena (j) sensus, that the damned must suffer; (16)