Definitions for "Asterixis"
Involuntary, jerking or flapping movements, especially of the hands. Extending the patient's arm with the wrist bend in a backward position may induce this form of tremor, which may be associated with advanced liver disease.
(liver flap) a motor disturbance marked by intermittent lapses of an assumed posture often due liver or kidney failure.
Quick arrhythmic movements that occur due to brief interruptions in background tonic muscular contractions. A neurological sign characterized by flapping of the hands, associated with toxic or metabolic encephalopathy.