Ataxia or lack of muscular coordination in the proximal portions of the extremities, i.e., arms and forearms, thighs and legs. Cf.:acroataxia. [proximo- + ataxia]

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prox·i·mo·atax·ia (prok″sĭ-mo-ə-takґse-ə) ataxia affecting the proximal part of a limb.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • acroataxia — Ataxia affecting the distal portion of the extremities, i.e., hands and fingers, feet, and toes. Cf.:proximoataxia. [acro + ataxia] …   Medical dictionary

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