Friedreich's ataxia

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Noun1.Friedreich's ataxia - sclerosis of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord; characterized by muscular weakness and abnormal gait; occurs in children
ataxia, ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
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