Definition of Friedreich's ataxia

1. Noun. Sclerosis of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord; characterized by muscular weakness and abnormal gait; occurs in children.

Exact synonyms: Herediatry Spinal Ataxia
Generic synonyms: Ataxia, Ataxy, Dyssynergia, Motor Ataxia

Medical Definition of Friedreich's ataxia

1. An autosomal recessive inherited disorder that leads to the progressive dysfunction of the cerebellum, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Symptoms usually begin in childhood before puberty and consist of an unsteady gait (ataxia), slurred speech (dysarthria) and jerky eye movements (nystagmus). Other findings include kyphoscoliosis, hammer toe, heart disease and high arches. Congestive heart failure is a common complication. There is no known treatment and prognosis is poor. Inheritance: autosomal recessive. (07 Apr 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Friedreich's Ataxia

Friderichsen-Waterhouse syndrome
Fridrich method
Fridtjof Nansen
Friedel-Crafts reaction
Friedlander's bacillus
Friedlander's bacillus pneumonia
Friedlander's pneumonia
Friedlander's stain
Friedman curve
Friedman test
Friedman unit
Friedman units
Friedreich's ataxia
Friedreich's phenomenon
Friedreich's sign
Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Friedrich August Kekule
Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz
Friedrich August Wolf
Friedrich August von Hayek
Friedrich Engels
Friedrich Froebel
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Friedrich Hebbel
Friedrich Krupp
Friedrich Max Muller
Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel

Literary usage of Friedreich's ataxia

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1. Text-book of Nervous Diseases by Charles Loomis Dana (1901)
"The malady begins in early life between the ages of ten and thirty, developing, therefore, somewhat later than Friedreich' s ataxia. ..."

2. Text-book of Psychiatry: A Psychological Study of Insanity for Practitioners by Emanuel Mendel (1907)
"The sister was found to have Friedreich,s ataxia, a family disease. Not detecting this affection in any of the other members, I looked them over carefully, ..."

3. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"... н.1 в., Friedreich' s ataxia. Pulmonary s., interstitial pneumonia. Spinal в., multiple sclerosis of the cord. Vascular в., narrowing of the <-alibre of ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"... and is seen most strikingly in certain rare diseases, such as Friedreich s ataxia, Huntington's chorea, etc. The fact that a number of cases of these ..."

5. A Handbook of Medical Diagnosis for Students by James Bryan Herrick (1895)
"FRIEDREICH S ATAXIA. Friedreich's ataxia is a disease often attacking several children in the same family. ..."

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