asterixis

noun

as·​te·​rix·​is ˌas-tə-ˈrik-sis How to pronounce asterixis (audio)
: a motor disorder characterized by jerking movements (as of the outstretched hands) and associated with various encephalopathies due especially to faulty metabolism

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“Asterixis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/asterixis. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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