from The Century Dictionary.
- In pathology, of or pertaining to ataxia; characterized by irregularity in function or course; irregular.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Med.) Characterized by ataxy, that is, (a) by great irregularity of functions or symptoms, or (b) by a lack of coordinating power in movements.
- adjective malignant typhus fever.
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- adjective Pertaining to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective lacking motor coordination; marked or caused by ataxia
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Obviously, it's because the daughter has ataxic cerebral palsy, and people felt that given that I'm a public figure and an advocate for people with disabilities, I should make a public comment about it.
Perhaps she might be excused for her transgressions due to the fact that she was born with ataxic cerebral palsy.
It said that Ali seems to have a mild ataxic dysarthria difficulty in coordinating the muscles used in speaking.
Mr Lackersteen tottered after her, with a strange ataxic step caused partly by earth-tremors and partly by gin.
In tropical ataxic neuropathy, one of the sensory tracts in the spinal cord is damaged.
Despite aggressive neuroleptic treatment, they continue to be hyperactive, although stiff, ataxic, and slurred in speech.
Thus, a heavily tattooed young male suggests antisocial personality, whereas a dazed, ataxic woman with urine-stained clothes suggestes normal-pressure hydrocephalus.
As all cultivars contain some cyanogenic glycoside all are toxic in some degree and 'chronic cassava toxicity' is recognised in populations in which cassava is a major portion of the diet, particularly in Africa, as goitre and tropical ataxic neuropathy.
He had reached the path which led to the sun-dial, and with short, queer, ataxic steps was proceeding in its direction, a striking figure in the brilliant moonlight which touched his gray hair with a silvery sheen.
Carefully and properly applied, this simple movement will often relieve the most agonizing ataxic pains.