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Pronunciation: lat'er-o-pul'shun

Definition: An involuntary movement of the body or turning of the gait toward one side; seen principally with unilateral infarction of a cerebellar hemisphere or lateral medulla.

[latero- + L. pello, pp. pulsus, to push, drive]

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