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Bruns ataxia

Pronunciation: brūnz

Definition: an ataxia manifested as a difficulty in initiation of forward movement of the feet when they are in contact with the ground, although leg strength, coordination, and forward movement is normal when the person is supine; due to frontal lobe disease.

Synonym(s): magnetic gait

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