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Athetosis

A dyskinesia characterized by an inability to maintain the fingers, toes, tongue, or other body parts in a stable position, resulting in continuous slow, sinusoidal, and flowing involuntary movements. This condition is frequently accompanied by CHOREA, where it is referred to as choreoathetosis. Athetosis may occur as a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES or DRUG TOXICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p76)

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Tree Number(s): C10.597.350.110, C23.888.592.350.110

MeSH Unique ID: D001264

Entry Terms:

  • Athetoses
  • Hammond Disease
  • Disease, Hammond
  • Diseases, Hammond
  • Hammond Diseases
  • Hammond's Disease
  • Disease, Hammond's
  • Diseases, Hammond's
  • Hammond's Diseases
  • Hammonds Disease
  • Athetoid Movements
  • Athetoid Movement
  • Movement, Athetoid
  • Movements, Athetoid

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