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Definition of Athetosis

Athetosis: Involuntary writhing movements, particularly of the arms and hands. Athetosis is associated with several neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy and Rett syndrome.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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