Athetosis Ath`e*to"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? not fixed; 'a priv. + ? to set.] (Med.) A variety of chorea, marked by peculiar tremors of the fingers and toes. [1913 Webster]

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  • athetosis — 1871, from Gk. athetos not fixed, without position or place, set aside + OSIS (Cf. osis). Coined by U.S. nerve specialist William Alexander Hammond (1828 1900) …   Etymology dictionary

  • athetosis — [ath΄ə tō′sis] n. pl. athetoses [ath′ə tō′sēz] a muscular disorder characterized by continuous, slow, twisting motions of the hands, feet, etc., as in cerebral palsy athetoid [ath΄ətoid΄] adj. athetotic [ath΄ətät′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • Athetosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 16662 ICD10 = ICD10|R|25|8|r|25 ICD9 = ICD9|781.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D001264 Athetosis is a continuous stream of slow, sinuous, writhing… …   Wikipedia

  • athetosis — athetosic, athetotic /ath i tot ik/, adj. /ath i toh sis/, n. Pathol. a condition, chiefly in children, of slow, involuntary, wormlike movements of the fingers, toes, hands, and feet, usually resulting from a brain lesion. [1870 75; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • athetosis — noun A series of involuntary writhing movements of the limbs …   Wiktionary

  • Athetosis — Involuntary writhing movements particularly of the arms and hands. * * * A condition in which there is a constant succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of flexion, extension, pronation, and supination of the fingers and hands, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • athetosis — n. disease which causes unintentional movement of the fingers and limbs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • athetosis — [ˌaθɪ təʊsɪs] noun Medicine a condition in which abnormal muscle contraction causes involuntary writhing movements. Derivatives athetoid adjective athetotic adjective Origin C19: from Gk athetos without position + osis …   English new terms dictionary

  • athetosis — ath·e·to·sis …   English syllables

  • athetosis — n. a writhing involuntary movement especially affecting the hands, face, and tongue. It is usually a form of cerebral palsy. It impairs the child s ability to speak or use his hands; intelligence is often unaffected. Such movements may also be… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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