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
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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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Clinical manifestations of hypomagnesemia are carpopedal spasm, muscle cramp, muscle weakness, tremor, convulsions, athetoid movements, and cardiac abnormalities including atrial tachycardia, fibrillation, and supraventricular arrhythmia (1,2).
Include choreic and athetoid movements. Do not include tremor.
Music is stimulating, sound is exciting, and for somebody who has spasm that can be triggered quite quickly through excitement, or whose athetoid movements become worse the more they try to do something, a music therapy session can almost appear counter-productive.