glue-footed gait


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Bruns a·tax·i·a

(brūnz ă-taks'ē-ă)
An ataxia manifested as a difficulty in initiation of forward movement of the feet when they are in contact with the ground, although leg strength, coordination, and forward movement is normal when the person is supine; due to frontal lobe disease.
Synonym(s): glue-footed gait, magnetic gait (1) , magnetic gait (2) .

glue-footed gait

A gait in which the individual has difficulty initiating the first step as if the feet were glued to the floor; once the gait is initiated, small, shuffling steps are taken. Synonym: magnetic gait
See also: gait
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