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Pronunciation: dis-me'tre-a, -met're-a

Definition: An aspect of ataxia, in which the ability to control the distance, power, and speed of an act is impaired. Usually used to describe abnormalities of movement caused by cerebellar disorders.

[dys- + G. metron, measure]

See Also: hypermetria, hypometria

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