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Glossary for Romberg's sign

  • Coordination and balance conditions: Medical disorders of the systems of balance and coordination.
  • 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
  • Sensory ataxia: This term is employed to indicate ataxia due to loss of proprioception, which generally depends on dysfunction of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord
  • Unsteady gait: A condition which is characterized by a poorly balanced gait


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