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ataxia

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noun atax·ia \ə-ˈtak-sē-ə, (ˌ)ā-\

Definition of ataxia

  1. :  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·icplay \-sik\ adjective


Origin of ataxia

Greek, from a- + tassein to put in order


First Known Use: 1670


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ataxia

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noun atax·ia \ə-ˈtak-sē-ə, (ˈ)ā-\

Medical Definition of ataxia

  1. :  an inability to coordinate voluntary muscular movements that is symptomatic of some nervous disorders

  2. atax·ic \-sik\play adjective




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