hemiballismus hem·i·bal·lis·mus (hěm’ē-bə-lĭz’məs) or hem·i·bal·lism (hěm’ē-bāl’ĭz’əm)
Violent writhing and muscle spasms involving one side of the body, usually caused by a lesion of the subthalamic nucleus of the opposite side of the brain.


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