athetosis definition

  • noun:
    • a few involuntary writhing moves associated with limbs, typically bilateral and symmetric and predominantly influencing the distal elements of the limbs.
    • multiple chorea, marked by peculiar tremors associated with hands and feet.
    • In pathology, a condition where the arms and feet can not be maintained in any place where these are generally placed, but constantly do involuntary, slow, unusual motions.
    • a continuous succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements associated with hands and legs and other parts of the body
    • A series of involuntary writhing moves of this limbs, usually bilateral and symmetric and predominantly impacting the distal areas of the limbs.
    • many different chorea, marked by peculiar tremors regarding the fingers and toes.
    • In pathology, an ailment when the arms and foot may not be maintained in every place where they are placed, but continually do involuntary, sluggish, irregular movements.
    • a consistent succession of sluggish, writhing, involuntary movements of this fingers and feet as well as other areas of the body

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