Definition of athetotic in English:

athetotic

adjective

Medicine
  • See athetosis

    • ‘Descriptions of the predominant motor disorder refer to spastic, dystonic, athetotic, and ataxic features.’
    • ‘Kernicterus is not diagnosed until around 18 months when athetotic cerebral palsy, hearing loss, and loss of upward gaze can be paired with specific MRI findings and a history of severe jaundice.’
    • ‘The hallmark of the disorder is involuntary choreiform and athetotic movements, hence it is also known as Huntington's chorea.’