Athetosis - Definition

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Definition


Athetosis is associated with involuntary movements, principally of the face, the limbs, and the torso. These movements may take the form of a slow writhing without coordination. Athetosis is one of the symptoms indicative of neurological pathologies of the cerebral cortex. It leads to extreme fatigue, as the movements may occur at any moment, even during sleep. Certain treatments for Parkinson's disease can cause athetosis.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 12, 2013 at 05:47 AM by Jeff.
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