ballism

(G). Jumping about

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  • ballism — /bal iz euhm/, n. Pathol. 1. a condition characterized by twisting, shaking, and jerking motions. 2. See Parkinson s disease. Also, ballismus /ba liz meuhs/. [1955 60; < NL ballismus < Gk ballismós a jumping around, dancing, equiv. to báll(ein)… …   Universalium

  • ballism — SYN: ballismus. * * * bal·lism bal .iz əm or bal·lis·mus bə liz məs n, pl lisms or lis·mus·es the abnormal swinging jerking movements sometimes seen in chorea * * * bal·lism (balґiz əm) ballismus …   Medical dictionary

  • ballism — n. Parkinson s disease (progressive disorder of the central nervous system which is characterized by trembling and spasms) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ballism — bal·lism …   English syllables

  • ballism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • chorea-ballism — cho·rea bal·lism (kə reґə balґiz əm) a severe form of chorea in which the limbs are violently flung around …   Medical dictionary

  • hemiballismus — Ballism involving one side of the body. SYN: hemiballism. [hemi + G. ballismos, jumping about] * * * hemi·bal·lis·mus .hem i ba liz məs also hemi·bal·lism bal iz əm n violent uncontrollable movements of one lateral half of the body usu. due to a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Choreia (disease) — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G25.5 ICD 9 333.5 …   Wikipedia

  • Chorea (disease) — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME | Lumps called Nodules may also form under the skin in bony areas. Lumps called Nodules may also form under the skin in bony areas. Lumps called Nodules may also form under the skin in bony areas. Caption =… …   Wikipedia

  • ballismus — A type of involuntary movement affecting the proximal limb musculature, manifested as jerking, flinging movements of the extremity; caused by a lesion of or near the contralateral subthalamic nucleus. Usually only one …   Medical dictionary

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