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ataxia

noun atax·ia \ə-ˈtak-sē-ə, (ˌ)ā-\

Definition of ATAXIA

:  an inability to coordinate voluntary muscular movements that is symptomatic of some central nervous system disorders and injuries and not due to muscle weakness —called also incoordination
atax·ic \-sik\ adjective

Origin of ATAXIA

Greek, from a- + tassein to put in order
First Known Use: 1670

ataxia

noun atax·ia \ə-ˈtak-sē-ə, (ˈ)ā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ATAXIA

:  an inability to coordinate voluntary muscular movements that is symptomatic of some nervous disorders
atax·ic \-sik\ adjective

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