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what is the definition or description of: coordination?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Motor coordination: Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect to the intended goal.

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Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Sometimes: I don't know about the frequency, but i would say that a certain degree of clumsiness is not uncommon in kids with a variety of developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders such as aspergers. Both fine & gross motor skills can be involved.
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A 37-year-old male asked:

When spinal cord tumors cause coordination issues is it constant or transient?

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Dr. William Betts
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Spinal cord tumors: Tumors in the central nervous system can often grow very slowly and displace tissue gently. At some point the tumor will cause symptoms either by infiltration, compression or edema. Once the symptoms start they should be constant and progressive. Vascular lesions are much more likely to cause intermittent symptoms..
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could be wrong if my coordination suddenly seems off and I'm dropping things a lot?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.

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