hereditary cerebellar ataxia

n.

A disease of later childhood and early adult life marked by ataxic gait, hesitating and explosive speech, nystagmus, and sometimes optic neuritis.

Nearby words

  1. hereditament,
  2. hereditarian,
  3. hereditarianism,
  4. hereditary,
  5. hereditary angioneurotic edema,
  6. hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy,
  7. hereditary chorea,
  8. hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia,
  9. hereditary hypertrophic neuropathy,
  10. hereditary lymphedema


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