Word of the Day: ATAXIA

ATAXIA

DEFINITON:

When an individual is unable to control, coordinate their body movements. It is often used when describing how one is ambulating. But ataxia can also be used to describe several other areas/functions of the body (swallowing, speech, eye movement). This is often a sign of damage to the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls movement).

VIDEO EXAMPLE:

Ataxic Gait- by Onlinemedicalvideo Youtube channel

DX THIS MAY BEEN SEEN:

Alcoholism

Cerebral Palsy

CVA

Multiple Sclerosis

REFERENCES:

1.) Ataxia-Mayo Clinic

2.) Online Medical Video Youtube (video example)

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