Origin of ataxia
Examples from the Web for ataxic
The ataxic patient needs consolation, and this can be given without in any way deceiving him.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
There are three stages: The preataxic, the ataxic, the bed-ridden paralytic.
With these methods, needing not more than twenty minutes three times a day, the ataxic symptoms sometimes rapidly diminish.Fat and Blood|S. Weir Mitchell
All cases, however, if they live long enough, pass into the second ataxic stage.
I was astonished at his conduct, and still cannot understand what end he imagined would be served by this ataxic defiance.The Last Miracle|M. P. Shiel
British Dictionary definitions for ataxic
Word Origin for ataxia
Word Origin and History for ataxic (1 of 2)
also anglicized as ataxy, "irregularity of bodily functions," 1610s, "confusion, disorder," medical Latin, from Greek ataxia, from a-, privative prefix, + taxis "arrangement, order," from stem of tassein "to arrange" (see tactics). Pathological sense is attested from 1660s.