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ataxia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ataxia  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ataxia 
  n  :  inability  to  coordinate  voluntary  muscle  movements;  unsteady 
  movements  and  staggering  gait  [syn:  {ataxy}] 




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