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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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The finding of rubral tremor is an advance brain stem feature in MS, with cardinal features being a complex of ataxia, dysarthria, tremor of the extended upper limb, head titubation, and ophthalmoplegia.
Au milieu de tous ces gens dont quelques uns poursuivaient une pensee, mais en trahissaient alors la mobilite par une saccade de gestes, une divagation de regards, aussi peu harmonieuses que la circonspecte titubation de leurs voisins, les rillettes que j'avais apercues, avec la maitrise de gestes que donne un parfait assouplissement de son propre corps et un mepris sincere du reste de l'humanite, venaient droit devant elles, sans hesitation ni raideur, executant exactement les mouvements qu'elles voulaient, dans une pleine independance de chacun de leurs membres par rapport aux autres, la plus grande partie de leur corps gardant cette immobilite si remarquable chez les bonnes valseuses.