Movement - uncontrollableUncontrolled movements; Involuntary body movements; Body movements - uncontrollable; Dyskinesia; Athetosis; Myoclonus; Ballismus
Uncontrollable movements include many types of movements that you cannot control. They can affect the arms, legs, face, neck, or other parts of the body.
Examples of uncontrollable movements are:
- Loss of muscle tone (flaccidity)
- Slow, twisting, or continued movements (chorea, athetosis, or dystonia)
- Sudden jerking movements (myoclonus, ballismus)
- Uncontrollable repetitive movements (asterixis or tremor)
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