athetotic

athetosis

[ath-i-toh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a condition, chiefly in children, of slow, involuntary, wormlike movements of the fingers, toes, hands, and feet, usually resulting from a brain lesion.

Origin:
1870–75; < Greek áthet(os) not placed (a- a-6 + thetós, equivalent to the- (stem of tithénai to set, put) + -tos verbid suffix) + -osis

athetosic, athetotic [ath-i-tot-ik] , adjective
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athetosis (ˌæθəˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n
pathol a condition characterized by uncontrolled rhythmic writhing movement, esp of fingers, hands, head, and tongue, caused by cerebral lesion
 
[C19: from Greek athetos not in place, from a-1 + tithenai to place]
 
'athetoid
 
adj

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athetosis
1871, from Gk. athetos "not fixed, without position or place" + -osis. Coined by U.S. nerve specialist William Alexander Hammond (1828-1900).
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athetosis ath·e·to·sis (āth'ĭ-tō'sĭs)
n.
A constant succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of flexion, extension, pronation, and supination of fingers and hands, and sometimes of toes and feet.


ath'e·toid' or ath'e·to'sic or ath'e·tot'ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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