(Greek: slow, slowness; delayed, tardy; a prefix used in the sense of being "abnormally slow")
This can be a symptom of neurological disorders, particularly Parkinson's disease, or a side effect of medications.
2. Denoting a method of showing the details of motor action by motion pictures taken very rapidly and shown very slowly.
2. A biologically active polypeptide, consisting of nine amino acids, that forms from a blood plasma globulin and mediates the inflammatory response, increases vasodilation, and causes contraction of smooth muscle.
3. A substance derived from plasma proteins which plays an important role in any of the reactions of the body, including inflammation.
Its primary action is in producing dilatation of the arteries and veins. It has also been described as "the most powerful pain-producing agent known".
2. Abnormal slowness or deliberation in speech.
It may be occasioned by organic or psychological pathology or both and is common in depressed conditions.
It may be one manifestation of psychomotor retardation in depressive states.
2. A reference to an abnormal slowness of digestion.
2. Slowness in swallowing due to an organic impediment.
2. A form of aphasia characterized by abnormal slowness of speech.