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hemiballismus

 [hem″e-bah-liz´mus]
violent motor restlessness of half of the body, most marked in the upper limbs.

bal·lis·mus

(bal-iz'mŭs),
A type of involuntary movement affecting the proximal limb musculature, manifested in jerking, flinging movements of the extremity; caused by a lesion of or near the contralateral subthalamic nucleus. Usually only one side of the body is involved, resulting in hemiballismus.
Synonym(s): ballism
[G. ballismos, a jumping about]

ballismus

/bal·lis·mus/ (bah-liz´mus) violent movements of the limbs, as in chorea, sometimes affecting only one side of the body (hemiballismus).

ballismus

[bôl′iz′məs]
Etymology: Gk, ballismo, dancing
an abnormal neuromuscular condition characterized by uncoordinated swinging of the limbs and jerky movements. Ballism is associated with extrapyramidal disorders such as Sydenham's chorea. The condition may occur in a unilateral form as hemiballismus. Also called ballism.

bal·lis·mus

(bă-liz'mŭs)
A type of involuntary movement affecting the proximal limb musculature, manifested as jerking, flinging movements of the extremity; caused by a lesion of or near the contralateral subthalamic nucleus. Usually only one side of the body is involved,resulting in hemiballismus.
[G. ballismos, a jumping about]

ballismus, ballism

violent flinging movements of the limbs, sometimes affecting only one side of the body (hemiballismus).
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