acinesia, akinesia (s) (noun)
, acinesias, akinesias (pl)
1. Absence or a lack of movements: Acinesia
is a partial or total loss of muscle movements because of peripheral or central nervous system abnormalities.
Mable's acinesia was most obvious when she was trying to swim.
2. An absence of or a decrease of voluntary motion that may range from moderate inactivity to almost complete immobility: The doctor warned Marcos that prolonged use of the wheelchair could result in acinesia
of his legs.
With insects, akinesia is a lack of immobility that can be caused by damage to or a loss of sensory organs; such as, the antennae.
acrocinesia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Excessive motility; abnormal freedom of movement; acrokinesia; acrokinesis: Adam was so flexible with his limbs and was always in action that his P.E. teacher thought that he had a case of acrocinesia.
adiadochocinesia, adiadochocinesis; adiadochokinesia, adiadochokinesis (s) (noun)
; adiadochocinesias, adiadochocineses; adiadochokinesias, adiadochokineses (pl)
1. Loss of the power to perform rapid alternating movements: This symptom of adiadochocinesia
is indicative of a disorder of the cerebellum or its tracts.
Adiadochokinesis involves the inability to stop one movement and then to follow it immediately with another motion in the opposite direction.
2. The inability to perform rapid alternating movements of one or more of the body's extremities: Adiadochocinesis
is sometimes requested by physicians during physical examinations so they can determine if the patient has any neurological problems.
3. Etymology: a highly contrived word that is composed of the Greek a-
, "without" + diadochos
, "successive" + kinesis
So, adiadochokinesis is a neurological sign of the inability to perform rapid alternating movements; such as, pronation (turning the hand so the palm faces downward or backward) and supination (having the palm of the hand facing upward).
Movement on the side of the body opposite the one the patient was asked to move.
1. Passive or reflex movement other than controlled motion.
2. Involuntary, or another, movement which is not intended.
anaesthecinesia, anesthecinesia (s) (noun)
; anaesthecinesias; anesthecinesias (pl)
The paralysis of motion accompanied by the loss of motor power or sensibility: Gerald had anesthecinesia
which limited any normal bodily movements and so he had a combination of sensory and motor paralysis.
Nothing begins, and nothing ends,
That is not paid with moan;
For we are born in others’ pain,
And perish in our own.
bradycinesia, bradykinesia, bradykinetic, bradypragia
1. Abnormal slowness of muscular movements, often associated with a diminution of the range of movement, typically seen in parkinsonism.
2. Slow or retarded muscular movement that may be organically or psychically determined. It is common in depressive states and is often observed in schizophrenia.
bradyteleocinesis, bradyteleokinesia, bradyteleokinesis
1. A dyskinesia in which a movement is slowed or stopped prior to reaching its goal.
2. A disorder of movement, sometimes seen in cerebellar dysfunction, but not pathognomonic, in which a particular movement is arrested suddenly and unexpectedly and then, after a pause, the movement is completed in a slow jerky manner.
cheirocinesthesia, chirocinesthesia, cheirocinaesthesia (s) (noun)
; cheirocinesthesias; chirocinesthesias; cheirocinaesthesias (pl)
The ability to feel, or a sense of the movements of one's hands: Well-developed cheirocinesthesias are important for musicians so they can play their instruments skillfully.
Motion pictures of the passage of a contrast medium through chambers of the heart and great vessels.
The making of a motion picture record of successive images appearing on a fluoroscopic screen.
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