n. refers to slow, involuntary, recurrent movements, typically in the fingers, toes, or arms, due to lesions in the extra pyramidal tract. It is generally most evident in the upper extremities of the body, but may sometimes occur in the legs.

ATHETOSIS: "A person with athetosis may make slow, snake-like involuntary movements with his or her fingers."
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