athetosis

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athetosis

[‚ath·ə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
Slow, recurrent, involuntary wormlike movements of various parts of the body associated with lesions of the basal ganglia.
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Athetoid posture of fingers Some of the observed at beginning of fingers are examination fully flexed while others are simultaneously extended, simultaneous flexion of the elbow and rotation of the upper limb, or extension at the elbow with rotation of the wrist.
What is Athenoid Cerebral Palsy ATHETOID cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the cerebellum or basal ganglia.
Uncontrolled, fragmented movements involving the extremities as well as facial and oral musculature are a distinguishing attribute of athetoid CP, which affects about 10%--20% of persons with CP.
Richard has severe athetoid quadriplegic cerebral palsy - a disorder which leaves him with no mobility or control over his movement.
Enhancement of cerebellar implanted electrodes in the treatment of athetoid and spastic cerebral palsy in amino acid and vitamin supplementation.
His parents were devastated when he was diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy, a form that results in involuntary movement, but instead of suing for compensation they decided to concentrate their efforts on giving their son the best life possible.
For example, individuals with athetoid cerebral palsy, who have an increase in involuntary movements during stressful situations, may be comforted by the use of a device that helps them keep still.
Lesley was eventually born 40 minutes after her sister - suffering athetoid cerebral palsy.
Diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy at age 2 and later with athetoid overtone (involuntary movements), she looks forward to reaping the rewards of her education and continuing to do the things she has always enjoyed, such as skiing, swimming, and now, driving a car.
Little Brigit, of Wallsend, North Tyneside, was born with athetoid cerebral palsy which affects all four limbs and makes balance and controlled movement very difficult.
Athetoid and dystonic cerebral palsy is caused when the injury involves the deep motor neuron of the brain in the thalamus and basal ganglia.
Chloe Grover, five, of Hebburn, has athetoid cerebral palsy and is unable to walk unaided, spending most of her time in a wheelchair.