- An instrument for measuring the degree and direction of the swaying of the body and head in static ataxia, with the individual's eyes closed. SYN: ataxiameter.
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* * *atax·ia·graph (ə-takґse-ə-graf″) [ataxia + -graph] an apparatus used to assess the extent of ataxia by measuring the amount of swaying of the body when standing erect with eyes closed.
Medical dictionary. 2011.