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hemiballismus

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noun hemi·bal·lis·mus \ˌhem-i-ba-ˈliz-məs\
variants: also

hemiballism

\-ˈbal-iz-əm\play

Medical Definition of hemiballismus

  1. :  violent uncontrollable movements of one lateral half of the body usually due to a lesion in the subthalamic nucleus of the contralateral side of the body


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