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ataxia

División en sílabas: a·tax·i·a
Pronunciación: /əˈtaksēə
 
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(also ataxy /əˈtaksē/)

Definición de ataxia en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine
The loss of full control of bodily movements.
Example sentences
  • Other causes of apparent clumsiness include visual impairment, orthopedic disorders, mild cerebral palsy, hereditary ataxia, and congenital chorea.
  • Over time, diverse clinical symptoms develop, among them peripheral neuropathies, ataxia, loss of position sense, and dementia.
  • Other episodic neurological disorders include periodic paralysis, hemiplegic migraine, and episodic ataxia.

Origen

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek, from a- 'without' + taxis 'order'. The original sense was 'irregularity, disorder', later (in medical use) denoting irregularity of function or symptoms.

Derivados

ataxic

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Toni is a high achiever but has the mildest form of ataxic cerebral palsy and needs a scribe to help with note taking as she has a tremor in her hand.
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy is difficult to diagnose because the classic triad of confusion, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia occurs in only 10% of patients, and drunk people are often confused and ataxic.
  • If too much lithium is given there can be ataxic behavior with sedation and slurred speech.

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