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Athetosis: Quiz


Question 1: It is said to be caused by damage to the corpus striatum of the ________ - specifically to the putamen.
Nervous systemBrainSensory systemDigestion

Question 2: Dyskinesia: ________ (Cerebellar ataxia/Dysmetria, Sensory ataxia)
AtaxiaIntention tremorRestless legs syndromeTremor

Question 3: Athetosis is a continuous stream of slow, sinuous, writhing movements, typically of the ________ and feet.
Upper limbForearmHandArm

Question 4: Athetosis is to be distinguished from pseudoathetosis, which is abnormal writhing movement, usually of the ________, occurring when the eyes are closed, caused by a failure of joint position sense (proprioception), for example in peripheral neuropathy.

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