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Medical Term:

alien limb syndrome


Definition: involuntary, uncontrollable limb movements and grasping of objects due to the patient's inability to recognize the limb as a part of self without visual cues; seen with corticobasal degeneration and lesions of the corpus callosum and frontal lobes.

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