hemiballismus


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hemiballismus

[¦he·mē·bə′liz·məs]
(medicine)
Sudden, violent, spasmodic movements involving particularly the proximal portions of the extremities of one side of the body; caused by a destructive lesion of the contralateral subthalamic nucleus or its neighboring structures or pathways.
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However, hemiballismus may continue for more than three months in 20% of the patients (2).
Bizim serimizde 1 hastada hemiballismus gelisti ve valproat tedavisi ile hastanin istemsiz hareketleri zaman icinde tamamen kayboldu.
Olanzapine has been used in various movement disorders: choreic syndromes [Huntington's disease (HD), hemichorea] (1,4,5,6,7), tardive dystonia (8,9,10), tardive dyskinesia (9,11,12), hemiballismus (13), dystonia (14,15), and essential tremor (16,17).