Angelman's syndrome was first described in 1965 by Harold Angelman, who noted that a group of children in his medical practice had flat heads, made jerky movements, held their tongues in a protruding way, and had curious bouts of laughter.
According to The University of Chicago's Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy, celiac disease has also been shown to cause ataxia, a condition marked by jerky uncoordinated muscle movements.
With jerky movements, she finished dressing and replaced her weapons.
The regimental commander walked with his jerky steps to the front of the regiment and examined it from a distance.
And the commander, turning to look at the adjutant, directed his jerky steps down the line.
The general in command of the infantry went toward his horse with jerky steps, and having mounted drew himself up very straight and tall and rode to the Pavlograd commander.
"No it's not that, but her action seems so jerky," said Pierre in a puzzled tone.
If a rigid rod, or a wing with a rigid anterior margin, be made to vibrate, the vibration is characterized by an unequal jerky motion, at the end of the down and up strokes, which contrasts strangely with the smooth, steady fanning movement peculiar to natural wings.
She lay on the bed as she had for several days already, sick of the jerky-like food Evelyn brought her.
That Homer possesses this rapidity without falling into the corresponding faults - that is, without becoming either " jerky " or monotonous - is perhaps the best proof of his unequalled poetical skill.