athetosis

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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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