hypermetria


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Related to hypermetria: hypometria

hypermetria

 [hi″per-me´tre-ah]
ataxia in which movements overreach the intended goal.

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]

hypermetria

/hy·per·me·tria/ (-me´tre-ah) ataxia in which movements overreach the intended goal.

hypermetria

[hī′pərmē′trē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + metron, measure
an abnormal form of dysmetria characterized by a dysfunction of the power to control the range of muscular action and causing movements that overreach the intended goal of the affected individual. Compare hypometria.

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]

hypermetria

An abnormally large movement. Example: a saccade that overshoots its target. See ocular dysmetria; saccadic eye movement.

hypermetria

ataxia in which movements overreach the intended goal.
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