ataxic

ataxia

[uh-tak-see-uh]
noun Pathology.
loss of coordination of the muscles, especially of the extremities.
Also, ataxy [uh-tak-see, a-tak-] .
Compare tabes dorsalis.


Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek: indiscipline, equivalent to a- a-6 + táx(is) -taxis + -ia -ia

ataxic, adjective
preataxic, adjective
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ataxia or ataxy (əˈtæksɪə, əˈtæksɪ)
 
n
pathol lack of muscular coordination
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: lack of coordination, from a-1 + -taxia, from tassein to put in order]
 
ataxy or ataxy
 
n
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: lack of coordination, from a-1 + -taxia, from tassein to put in order]
 
a'taxic or ataxy
 
adj
 
a'tactic or ataxy
 
adj

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ataxia
also Anglicized as ataxy, 1610s, "confusion, disorder," medical L., from Gk. ataxia, from a-, privative prefix, + taxis "arrangement, order," from tassein "to arrange" (see tactics). Pathological sense is attested from 1670. Related: Ataxic (1853).
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ataxia a·tax·i·a (ə-tāk'sē-ə) or a·tax·y (ə-tāk'sē)
n.
Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement. Also called dyssynergia, incoordination.

ataxic a·tax·ic (ə-tāk'sĭk) or a·tac·tic (ə-tāk'tĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by ataxia.

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ataxia   (ə-tāk'sē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
Loss of muscular coordination as a result of damage to the central nervous system.
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