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Glossary for Ataxia with Vitamin E Deficiency

  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Coordination and balance conditions: Medical disorders of the systems of balance and coordination.
  • Deficiency conditions: Medical conditions related to a nutritional deficiency.
  • Familial isolated deficiency of vitamin E: A rare neurodegenerative disorder caused by an inherited condition where the body is unable to absorb vitamin E from the food consumed.
  • Hyporeflexia: A decreased reflex of the muscles
  • Loss of proprioception: proprioception is the sense that tells us where we are in space. It is based on sensory input from the joints and muscles. It is the awareness of our posture, weight, movement and position of limbs, both in relation to our environment and in relation to other parts of our bodies
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Nutritional conditions: Medical conditions related to nutrition, including nutritional deficiencies.


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