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adiadochokinesia

An inability, sometimes classified as a form of apraxia, to perform rapid rhythmic movements such as finger tapping, often indicative of damage to the cerebellum. Compare ...

adiadochokinesia

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... n. An inability, sometimes classified as a form of apraxia , to perform rapid rhythmic movements such as finger tapping, often indicative of damage to the cerebellum . Compare dysdiadochokinesia . [From Greek a- without + diadochos a successor + kinesis movement + -ia indicating a condition or...

adiadochokinesia

adiadochokinesia  

An inability, sometimes classified as a form of apraxia, to perform rapid rhythmic movements such as finger tapping, often indicative of damage to the cerebellum. Compare dysdiadochokinesia. [From ...
dysdiadochokinesia

dysdiadochokinesia  

Impaired ability to perform rapidly alternating movements, such as rapid rhythmic tapping of the fingers. Also called dysdiadochokinesis. Compare adiadochokinesia. [From Greek dys- bad or abnormal + ...
cerebellar syndrome

cerebellar syndrome  

A pattern of signs and symptoms associated with damage to the cerebellum, including unsteady body movements, a characteristic cerebellar gait with feet wide apart and difficulty turning, ataxia, ...
dysdiadochokinesia

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... n. Impaired ability to perform rapidly alternating movements, such as rapid rhythmic tapping of the fingers. Also called dysdiadochokinesis . Compare adiadochokinesia . [From Greek dys - bad or abnormal + diadochos working in turn + kinesis movement + - ia indicating a condition or...

cerebellar syndrome

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...syndrome n. A pattern of signs and symptoms associated with damage to the cerebellum , including unsteady body movements, a characteristic cerebellar gait with feet wide apart and difficulty turning, ataxia , adiadochokinesia , dysmetria , intention tremor , postural tremor , and mispronunciation of words. Also called Nonne’s syndrome . See also Gerstmann–Sträussler–Scheinker syndrome , vestibulocerebellum...

neocerebellum

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...comprising the lateral areas of the cerebellar hemispheres, receiving inputs from the pons and projecting to the motor cortex also via the pons. Lesions in this area lead to ipsilateral (same side of the body) incoordination of movements, especially in the upper limbs, adiadochokinesia , intention tremor , and dysarthria . See also cerebellar syndrome . Compare spinocerebellum , vestibulocerebellum . [From Greek neos new + Latin cerebellum a little brain, diminutive of cerebrum a...

cerebellum

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...hemispheres, each hemisphere of the cerebellum is associated with the same side of the body. Lesions in the cerebellum produce deficits of movement and balance but do not affect sensory functions. See neocerebellum , spinocerebellum , vestibulocerebellum . See also adiadochokinesia , basket cell , catalepsy , cerea flexibilitas , cerebellar developmental delay , cerebellar syndrome , cerebellospinal tract , climbing fibre , dentate nucleus , dysmetria , folium , gait ataxia , Gerstmann–Sträussler–Scheinker syndrome , glomerulus , Golgi...

apraxia

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...of the mouth and tongue, such as opening the mouth or protruding the tongue); paramimia (impaired ability to gesture); sensory apraxia (another name for ideational apraxia); speech apraxia (impaired ability to speak, without other language impairments). See also adiadochokinesia , alien hand sign , kinesics . [From Greek apraxia inaction, from a- without + praxis a deed or action + -ia indicating a condition or...

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