ataxia [uh-tak-see-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Pathology.
- loss of coordination of the muscles, especially of the extremities.
Also a·tax·y [uh-tak-see, a-tak-] /əˈtæk si, æˈtæk-/. Compare. Origin of ataxia 1605–15; New Latin Greek: indiscipline, equivalent to a- + táx(is) + -ia Related formsa·tax·ic, adjectivepre·a·tax·ic, adjective Examples from the Web for ataxic Historical Examples of ataxic
There are three stages: The preataxic, the ataxic, the bed-ridden paralytic.
I was astonished at his conduct, and still cannot understand what end he imagined would be served by this ataxic defiance.
M. P. Shiel
There may also be ataxic symptoms, paretic weakness of bowel and bladder, trembling and spasms.
Eugene S. Talbot
All cases, however, if they live long enough, pass into the second ataxic stage.
With these methods, needing not more than twenty minutes three times a day, the ataxic symptoms sometimes rapidly diminish.
S. Weir Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for ataxic ataxia ataxy (əˈtæksɪ) noun
- pathol lack of muscular coordination
Derived Formsataxic or atactic, adjectiveWord Origin for ataxia C17: via New Latin from Greek: lack of coordination, from a- 1 + -taxia, from tassein to put in order Word Origin and History for ataxic adj.
1853, from+ .
also anglicized as ataxy, “irregularity of bodily functions,” 1610s, “confusion, disorder,” medical Latin, from Greek ataxia, from a-, privative prefix, + taxis “arrangement, order,” from stem of tassein “to arrange” (see). Pathological sense is attested from 1660s.
ataxic in Medicine ataxic [ə-tăk′sĭk] adj.
- Of, relating to, or characterized by ataxia.
ataxia [ə-tăk′sē-ə] n.
- Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement.dyssynergia incoordination
ataxic in Science ataxia [ə-tăk′sē-ə]
- Loss of muscular coordination as a result of damage to the central nervous system.