athetosis

noun
ath·​e·​to·​sis | \ ˌath-ə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce athetosis (audio) \
plural athetoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce athetoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of athetosis

: a nervous disorder that is marked by continual slow movements especially of the extremities and is usually due to a brain lesion

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“Athetosis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/athetosis. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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