incoordination

SYN: ataxia. [L. in- neg. + coordination]

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in·co·or·di·na·tion -.ȯrd-ən-'ā-shən n lack of coordination esp. of muscular movements resulting from loss of voluntary control

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n.
(in neurology) an impairment in the performance of precise movements. These are dependent upon the normal function of the whole nervous system, and incoordination may result from a disorder in any part of it. See apraxia, ataxia, dyssynergia.

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in·co·or·di·na·tion (in″ko-or″dĭ-naґshən) [in-2 + coordination] 1. ataxia. 2. failure of organs to work harmoniously.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • incoordination — [ ɛ̃kɔɔrdinasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1865; de 1. in et coordination 1 ♦ Didact. Absence de coordination. Incoordination des idées. L incoordination d opérations militaires, de services administratifs. 2 ♦ Pathol. Difficulté ou impossibilité de coordonner… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Incoordination — In co*[ o]r di*na tion, n. Lack of co[ o]rdination; lack of harmonious adjustment or action. [1913 Webster] {Inco[ o]rdination of muscular movement} (Physiol.), irregularity in movements resulting from inharmonious action of the muscles in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incoordination — [in΄kō ôrd΄ n ā′shən] n. lack of coordination; esp., inability to adjust the harmonious action of muscles in producing complex movements …   English World dictionary

  • INCOORDINATION — n. f. T. didactique Manque de coordination. L’incoordination des mouvements musculaires caractérise certaines maladies nerveuses. L’incoordination des idées. L’incoordination des opérations militaires …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • incoordination — (in ko or di na sion) s. f. Absence de coordination. L incoordination des idées.    Terme de pathologie. L incoordination des mouvements musculaires, état dû à certaines maladies des centres nerveux, dans lequel le malade ne peut coordonner les… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • incoordination — noun Want of coordination; lack of harmonious adjustment or action. Ant: incoordination …   Wiktionary

  • incoordination — n. (in neurology) an impairment in the performance of precise movements. These are dependent upon the normal function of the whole nervous system, and incoordination may result from a disorder in any part of it especially the cerebellum. See:… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • incoordination — in•co•or•di•na•tion [[t]ˌɪn koʊˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. lack of coordination: muscular incoordination[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • incoordination — noun Date: 1876 lack of coordination; especially ataxia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incoordination — /in koh awr dn ay sheuhn/, n. lack of coordination. Also, inco ordination. [1875 80; IN 3 + COORDINATION] * * * …   Universalium

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