dysdiadochokinesia


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dys·di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·si·a

, dysdiadochocinesia (dis'dī-ad'ō-kō-ki-nē'zē-ă, dis-dī-ad'ō-kō-ki-nē'zē-ă),
Impairment of the ability to perform rapidly alternating movements.
[dys- + G. diadochos, working in turn, + kinēsis, movement]

dysdiadochokinesia

[dis′dī·ədō′kōkinē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, dys + diadochos, working in turn, kinesis, movement
an inability to perform rapidly alternating movements, such as rhythmically tapping the fingers on the knee. The cause is a cerebellar lesion and is related to dysmetria, which also involves inappropriate timing of muscle activity.

dys·di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·si·a

, dysdiadochocinesia (disdī-adŏ-kō-ki-nēzē-ă, -si-nēzē-ă, dis-dīă-dō-kō-ki-nēzhă)
An impairment in the ability to perform rapid alternating movements of the limbs.
[dys- + G. diadochos, working in turn, + kinēsis, movement]

dys·di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·si·a

, dysdiadochocinesia (disdī-adŏ-kō-ki-nēzē-ă, -si-nēzē-ă)
Impairment of the ability to perform rapidly alternating movements.
[dys- + G. diadochos, working in turn, + kinēsis, movement]

dysdiadochokinesia

(dis´dīad´ōkōkinē´zhə, -zēə),
n a disturbance of musculoskeletal function. There is a disorganization in the reciprocal innervation of agonists and antagonists and a loss of the ability to stop one act in terms of rate, magnitude, and the direction of movement and immediately to follow it with another act diametrically opposite (e.g., alternately elevating and depressing the mandible). Another example is observed in the inappropriate use of the tongue during mastication when it is necessary to change, reverse, and modify the energy and direction of movement.
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Other cerebellar signs included dysmetria, dysdiadochokinesia and mild staccato speech, but no nystagmus.
An intention tremor was present with dysmetria and dysdiadochokinesia, especially on the left.
Clinical manifestations in our series of 23 patients n (%) Cerebellar signs Dysdiadochokinesia 5 (21.
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On examination she was markedly ataxic, unable to walk or sit unsupported, and was noted to have titubation, dysmetria and dysdiadochokinesia.