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dysmetria

 [dis-me´tre-ah]
inability to properly direct or limit motions.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·met·ri·a

(dis-mē'trē-ă, -met'rē-ă),
An aspect of ataxia, in which the ability to control the distance, power, and speed of an act is impaired. Usually used to describe abnormalities of movement caused by cerebellar disorders.
See also: hypermetria, hypometria.
[dys- + G. metron, measure]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dys·met·ri·a

(dis-mē'trē-ă)
An aspect of ataxia, in which the ability to control the distance, power, and speed of an act is impaired; used to describe abnormalities of movement caused by cerebellar disorders.
See also: hypermetria, hypometria
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dysmetria

An inability to adjust movements accurately, without visual assistance, so as to achieve their object. Dysmetria is a sign of malfunction of the CEREBELLUM.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

dys·met·ri·a

(dis-mē'trē-ă)
An aspect of ataxia, in which the ability to control the distance, power, and speed of an act is impaired.
[dys- + G. metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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