Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Dysmetria

  • Brian ComlyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9028

Synonyms

Cerebellar incoordination; Dyssynergia; Hypermetria; Hypometria; Overshooting; Undershooting

Definition

Dysmetria refers to the inability to coordinate movements accurately.

Current Knowledge

Dysmetria is a neurological dysfunction typically associated with cerebellar damage; however, damage to other regions of the brain can also contribute to dysmetria. Dysmetria is observed when an individual’s arms, legs, or eyes undershoot or overshoot the desired target.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Magee Rehabilitation HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA