- loss of coordination of the muscles, especially of the extremities.
Origin of ataxia
Examples from the Web for ataxy
Historical Examples of ataxy
- 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.
- Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.dyssynergia incoordination
- Loss of muscular coordination as a result of damage to the central nervous system.