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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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The combination of optic ataxia of the legs, a visual field constriction, and the lack of stereopsis renders the task of negotiating steps and floor boundaries difficult.
But damage to the dorsal stream and the resulting optic ataxia render it difficult for him to locate an apparatus he is not touching; he described the vault as a difficult apparatus for him because he does not "know" where the springboard is.