ataxia ataxia  /ˈeɪ ˈtæk si ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait

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Usage(s):

  1. The aphasia and apraxia disappeared after several weeks but the ataxia and reduction of vision persisted for more than six months.
  2. He differentiated the manifestations of locomotor ataxia, published researches on many another malady from gout to chronic pneumonia, some of which bear his name.
  3. Matucci is also afflicted with an odd syntactic ataxia that makes his English sound like an American's idea of Italian.

News

  1. Interferon-beta aids balance and movement in mice with spinocerebellar ataxia 7; first in vivo study of the treatment ...

    The first in vivo trial of the use of interferon-beta in a mouse model of the group of fatal diseases known as spinocerebellar ataxia has shown that its use can significantly improve their physical condition and control symptoms. Researchers believe that their results show that a clinical trial in humans is merited.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Interferon-beta aids balance and movement in mice with spinocerebellar ataxia 7

    The first in vivo trial of the use of interferon-beta in a mouse model of the group of fatal diseases known as spinocerebellar ataxia has shown that its use can significantly improve their physical condition and control symptoms. Researchers in France and the US believe that their results show that a clinical trial in humans is merited.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Accelerated Search Identifies Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease

    Like Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease caused when a toxic protein accumulates inside nerve cells, clogging normal function.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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