fine motor coordination

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fine mo·tor co·or·di·na·tion

(FMC) (fīn mō'tŏr kō-ōr'di-nā'shŭn)
Ability to perform delicate manipulations with the hand requiring steadiness, muscle control, and simultaneous discrete finger movements.
Synonym(s): dexterity, fine coordination, fine motor control.
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These deficits may involve fine motor control problems similar to well-known mild deficits seen among children with developmental problems.
Besides causing fatigue, nerves make your muscles tense, forming body armor that can disrupt the fine motor control needed to dance.
R Jae (March 2001) has a son with hemiplegia who is high-functioning but has no fine motor control in his right hand and cannot tie shoelaces.
Even if such a deficiency is treated, various problems including language, motor, and cognitive impairment, ADHD, and reduced fine motor control often persist.
Thus, an advisory panel report on accessibility for federal Web sites last summer found such staples of current Web design as Javascript and pull-down menus to be acceptable so long as sites also provided "at least one mode that does not require fine motor control or simultaneous actions.
Besides its musical applications, Biomuse technology may help disabled people get jobs by enabling them to control computers without needling fine motor control.
In addition, on another task assessing fine motor control and speed, the subjects receiving chromium picolinate exhibited enhanced motor speed relative to those receiving placebo (p = 0.
Because Sustamine enhances fluid and electrolyte uptake directly from the gut, it helps preserve the neural function that commands physical activities involving fine motor control - such as shooting a basketball.
Other speakers were scheduled to talk about fusing metal posts into amputees' bones (osseointegration), the challenge of getting the body to form an infection-resistant seal around such a post (soft tissue integration) and how prosthetics might eventually work with an amputee's nervous system, allowing for fine motor control.
This study identifies fine motor control as a root source of the problem and demonstrates that children with ASD may not experience difficulties across all domains, just forming letters.
Diagnosing physical discomfort in young students is difficult because problems related to small-handedness are compounded by incoordination stemming from a lack of fine motor control.