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Loss of coordination, though the power necessary to make the movements is still present. Thus an ataxic person may have a good grip in each hand but be unable to do any fine movements with the fingers; or, if the ataxia be in the legs, the person throws these about a great deal in walking while still being able to lift the legs and take steps quite well. This is due to a sensory defect or to disease of the cerebellum. (See FRIEDREICH’S ATAXIA; LOCOMOTOR ATAXIA.)

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