- loss of coordination of the muscles, especially of the extremities.
Origin of ataxia
Examples from the Web for ataxic
Historical Examples of ataxic
There are three stages: The preataxic, the ataxic, the bed-ridden paralytic.
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
There may also be ataxic symptoms, paretic weakness of bowel and bladder, trembling and spasms.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
All cases, however, if they live long enough, pass into the second ataxic stage.
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
- pathol lack of muscular coordination
Word Origin for ataxia
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.
- Of, relating to, or characterized by ataxia.
- Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.dyssynergia incoordination
- Loss of muscular coordination as a result of damage to the central nervous system.