hemiballismus


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hemiballismus

 [hem″e-bah-liz´mus]
violent motor restlessness of half of the body, most marked in the upper limbs.

hem·i·bal·lis·mus

(hem'ē-bal-iz'mŭs),
Ballism involving one side of the body.
Synonym(s): hemiballism
[hemi- + G. ballismos, jumping about]

hemiballismus

/hemi·bal·lis·mus/ (-bah-liz´mus) a violent form of dyskinesia involving one side of the body, most marked in the upper limb.

hemiballismus

See ballismus.

hem·i·bal·lis·mus

(hem'ē-bal-iz'mŭs)
Ballism involving one side of the body.
[hemi- + G. ballismos, jumping about]

hemiballismus

A condition of sudden onset, usually in elderly people, featuring violent, involuntary, spasmodic movements of large amplitude on one side of the body only. The movements are constant and exhausting but cease during sleep. Hemiballismus is caused by a loss of blood supply to one of the subthalamic nuclei in the brain or its connections.

hem·i·bal·lis·mus

(hem'ē-bal-iz'mŭs)
Jerking movement involving one side of the body.
[hemi- + G. ballismos, jumping about]

hemiballism, hemiballismus

violent motor restlessness of half of the body, most marked in the upper extremity.
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However, hemiballismus may continue for more than three months in 20% of the patients (2).
However, she developed severe truncal ataxia, upper extremity tremors (resting and intentional), athetosis, hemiballismus, dysmetria, and dystonia.
Bizim serimizde 1 hastada hemiballismus gelisti ve valproat tedavisi ile hastanin istemsiz hareketleri zaman icinde tamamen kayboldu.
Olanzapine has been used in various movement disorders: choreic syndromes [Huntington's disease (HD), hemichorea] (1,4,5,6,7), tardive dystonia (8,9,10), tardive dyskinesia (9,11,12), hemiballismus (13), dystonia (14,15), and essential tremor (16,17).
Hemiballismus may also be seen in a patient with basal ganglia infarct.