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Meaning of ATAXIA

Pronunciation:  u'takseeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait

ATAXIA is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia
 See Also: Friedreich's ataxia, herediatry spinal ataxia, hereditary cerebellar ataxia, nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder, spinocerebellar disorder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*tax"i*a\, Ataxy \At"ax*y\, n. [NL. ataxia, Gr. ?, fr.
? out of order; 'a priv. + ? ordered, arranged, ? to put in
order: cf. F. ataxie.]
1. Disorder; irregularity. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

2. (Med.)
   (a) Irregularity in disease, or in the functions.
   (b) The state of disorder that characterizes nervous
       fevers and the nervous condition.

{Locomotor ataxia}. See {Locomotor}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Failure of muscle coordination.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A loss of normal muscular coordination.
  2. This is a condition in which a person is not able to coordinate his or her muscle movements; as a result, he or she cannot walk or move properly.