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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Lumbar spinal disorders in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy: a clinical and biomechanical study", Spine, 31.
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.
Almost half of the participants had spastic CP (47%), with the remainder having mixed (29%), athetoid (16%), ataxic (1%), or hypotonic (1%) CP; 6 percent did not report the type of CP.
Table 1 Participants characteristics Participants Sex Age Cerebral Speech Palsy Impairment 1 M 30 Spastic Anarthria 2 M 18 Spastic Anarthria 3 F 33 Spastic Dysarthria 4 F 16 Athetoid Anarthria 5 M 23 Spastic Dysarthria 6 M 33 Spastic Dysarthria 7 M 19 Spastic Anarthria 8 F 25 Spastic Anarthria 9 F 17 Spastic Anarthria 10 M 34 Spastic Anarthria 11 F 26 Spastic Anarthria 12 M 17 Spastic Anarthria Participants Fine motor Abilities AAC techniques 1 Unaided pointing with Syllabic board, index finger.
The Birkenhead youngster was critically starved of oxygen, which led to him developing athetoid cerebral palsy.
Alex suffers from Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, a disability that affects body movement.
The physiologic classification of CP are: Spastic, Athetoid, Rigid, Ataxic, Tremor, Atonic, Mixed and Unclassified.
LC: She's, technically, athetoid cerebral palsy, very, very severe form of cerebral palsy.
She was diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy - the rarest and most severe form - at nine weeks old.
Blair and Stanley (1985) developed a system with demonstrated reliability that delineates the categories as follows: (a) predominantly spastic, (b) predominantly athetoid, (c) predominantly dystonic, (d) ataxic, and (e) mixed.