meaning of ataxia

ataxia meaning in General Dictionary

condition irregularity

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  • inability to coordinate voluntary muscle moves; unsteady motions and staggering gait
  • Alt. of Ataxy

ataxia meaning in Urban Dictionary

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ataxia meaning in Medical Dictionary

bad control and unsteadiness as a result of brain's failure to regulate the body's posture and regulate the power and way of limb movements. Ataxia is normally as a result of illness into the cerebellum of the brain, which lies underneath the back an element of the cerebrum.

ataxia meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition anglicized as ataxy, "irregularity of bodily functions," 1610s, "confusion, condition," health Latin, from Greek ataxia, from a-, privative prefix, + taxis "arrangement, purchase," from stem of tassein "to prepare" (see techniques). Pathological good sense is attested from 1660s.

ataxia meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

A medical condition in which an animal is not able to control the movements of these muscle tissue; may bring about failure or stumbling.

ataxia meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Alt. of Ataxy