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ataxia

Pronunciation: ă-tak′sē-ă

Definition: An inability to coordinate muscle activity during voluntary movement; most often results from disorders of the cerebellum or the posterior columns of the spinal cord; may involve the limbs, head, or trunk.

Synonym(s): ataxy, incoordination

[G. a-prov. + taxis, order]

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