locomotor ataxia


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ataxia

 [ah-tak´se-ah]
failure of muscular coordination; irregularity of muscular action. adj., adj atac´tic, atax´ic.
cerebellar ataxia ataxia due to disease of the cerebellum.
Friedreich's ataxia see friedreich's ataxia.
frontal ataxia disturbance of equilibrium associated with tumor of the frontal lobe.
hereditary ataxia Friedreich's ataxia.
hysterical ataxia ataxia recognizable as a conversion symptom; see also astasia-abasia.
locomotor ataxia tabes dorsalis.
sensory ataxia ataxia due to loss of proprioception (joint position sense), resulting in poorly judged movements and becoming aggravated when the eyes are closed.
ataxia-telangiectasia a severe, autosomal recessive, progressive ataxia, associated with telangiectasias (dilation of small blood vessels) in the skin and eyes; immunodeficiency with frequent infections of the respiratory tract from sinuses to lungs; and abnormal eye movements. Called also Louis-Bar's syndrome.
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lo·co·mo·tor a·tax·i·a

the severe gait ataxia seen with tabetic neurosyphilis. Patients walk with the feet wide apart, slapping them clumsily to the floor with each step, and depend on visual cues to maintain balance.
See also: tabetic neurosyphilis.
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locomotor ataxia

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locomotor ataxia

(1) Motor ataxia. 
(2) Tabes dorsalis.
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lo·co·mo·tor a·tax·i·a

(lō'kō-mō'tŏr ă-tak'sē-ă)
Severe gait irregularity seen with tabetic neurosyphilis. Patients walk with feet wide apart, slapping them clumsily to the floor with each step, and depend on visual cues to maintain balance.
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locomotor ataxia

See TABES DORSALIS.
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lo·co·mo·tor a·tax·i·a

(lōkō-mōtŏr ă-taksē-ă)
Severe gait ataxia seen with tabetic neurosyphilis.
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