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athetoid

 [ath´ĕ-toid]
1. resembling athetosis.
2. affected with athetosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ath·e·toid

(ath'ĕ-toyd),
Resembling athetosis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ath·e·toid

(ath'ĕ-toyd)
Resembling athetosis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Stubblefield also reminds us that people with severe athetoid cerebral palsy were mistakenly labeled as having profound intellectual impairment.
The child suffered severe birth asphyxia, causing athetoid and spastic cerebral palsy and seizures.
At the 1-month neurobehavioral assessment, completed on the 27th day of life during a home visit, the infant displayed the following clinical signs or symptoms: hypertonicity in the trunk and upper and lower extremities, setting sun sign, tremors, cogwheel movements and athetoid finger posturing, high-pitch cry, and extreme irritability (Table 3).
Almost half of the participants had spastic CP (47%), with the remainder having mixed (29%), athetoid (16%), ataxic (1%), or hypotonic (1%) CP; 6 percent did not report the type of CP.