Locomotor ataxia

Locomotor ataxia
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) (a) Irregularity in disease, or in the functions. (b) The state of disorder that characterizes nervous fevers and the nervous condition. [archaic] [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Loss of coordination in the voluntary muscles, especially the limbs; an inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; it results in unsteady movements and a staggering gait. See also {locomotor ataxia}, an ataxia which occurs when attempting to perform coordinated muscular movements.

Syn: ataxy [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

{Locomotor ataxia}. See {Locomotor}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Locomotor ataxia — Locomotor Lo co*mo tor, a. [See {Locomotion}.] Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion. [1913 Webster] {Locomotor ataxia}, or {Progressive locomotor ataxy} (Med.), a disease of the spinal cord characterized by peculiar disturbances of gait,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Locomotor ataxia — is inability to control one s body movements as intended.It is often a symptom of Tabes dorsalis. #REDIRECT Tabes dorsalis …   Wikipedia

  • locomotor ataxia — n TABES DORSALIS * * * see tabes dorsalis * * * tabes dorsalis …   Medical dictionary

  • locomotor ataxia — n. TABES DORSALIS …   English World dictionary

  • locomotor ataxia — noun Date: 1875 tabes dorsalis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • locomotor ataxia — Pathol. See tabes dorsalis. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • locomotor ataxia — see tabes dorsalis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • locomotor ataxia — locomo′tor atax′ia n. pat tabes dorsalis • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • locomotor ataxia — /loʊkəˌmoʊtər əˈtæksiə/ (say lohkuh.mohtuhr uh takseeuh) noun a degenerative disease of the spinal cord, marked by loss of control over the muscular movements, mainly in walking; tabes dorsalis …   Australian English dictionary

  • locomotor ataxia — noun syphilis of the spinal cord characterized by degeneration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains in the trunk and legs and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence • Syn: ↑tabes dorsalis • Hypernyms: ↑neurosyphilis …   Useful english dictionary

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