titubation


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titubation

 [tit″u-ba´shun]
the act of staggering or reeling; a staggering gait with shaking of the trunk and head, commonly seen in cerebellar disease.

tit·u·ba·tion

(tit'ū-bā'shŭn),
1. A staggering or stumbling in trying to walk.
2. A tremor or shaking of the head, of cerebellar origin.
[L. titubo, pp. -atus, to stagger]

titubation

/tit·u·ba·tion/ (tit″u-ba´shun)
1. the act of staggering or reeling.
2. a tremor of the head and sometimes trunk, commonly seen in cerebellar disease.

titubation

(tĭch′ə-bā′shən)
n.
The staggering or stumbling gait characteristic of certain nervous disorders.

titubation

[tich′əbā′shən]
Etymology: L, titubare, to stagger
unsteady posture characterized by a staggering or stumbling gait and a swaying head or trunk while sitting. It may be a manifestation of cerebellar disease. Compare ataxia.

titubation

A rarely used term for:
(1) A staggering or syncopated gait;
(2) Spasmodic nodding of the head and neck, as may be seen in dementia or cerebellar degeneration.

tit·u·ba·tion

(tit'yū-bā'shŭn)
1. A staggering or stumbling in trying to walk.
2. A tremor or shaking of the head, of cerebellar origin.
[L. titubo, pp. -atus, to stagger]

titubation (tiˈ·ch·bāˑ·shn),

n posture distinguished by a faltering gait while walking and a swaying motion of the trunk or head while in a sitting position. It may be an indication of cerebellar disease.

tit·u·ba·tion

(tit'yū-bā'shŭn)
1. Tremor or shaking of head, of cerebellar origin.
2. Staggering or stumbling in trying to walk.
[L. titubo, pp. -atus, to stagger]

titubation

the act of staggering or reeling; a staggering gait with shaking of the trunk and head, commonly seen in cerebellar disease.
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On examination she was markedly ataxic, unable to walk or sit unsupported, and was noted to have titubation, dysmetria and dysdiadochokinesia.