hypermetria


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hypermetria

 [hi″per-me´tre-ah]
ataxia in which movements overreach the intended goal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·per·me·tri·a

(hī'pĕr-mē'trē-ă),
Ataxia characterized by overreaching a desired object or goal; usually seen with cerebellar disorders. Compare: hypometria.
[hyper- + G. metron, measure]
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hy·per·me·tri·a

(hī'pĕr-mē'trē-ă)
Unusual range of motion characterized by overreaching a desired object or goal; usually seen with cerebellar disorders.
Compare: hypometria
[hyper- + G. metron, measure]
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hypermetria

An abnormally large movement. Example: a saccade that overshoots its target. See ocular dysmetria; saccadic eye movement.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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