bradyphemia (s) (noun)
, bradyphemias (pl)
A slowing-down of the rhythm of spoken words.
1. Slow, or labored, speech resulting from a central nervous system disturbance; such as, in Syndenham's chorea (a disorder of childhood with degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs) or other extrapyramidal motor disorders (complicated system of descending fiber tracts arising in the cortex and subcortical motor centers of the brain).
2. The slow speech observed in certain depressive illnesses.
Slowness in thinking; a sluggish verbal mentality.
Slowness of thought or fatigability of initiative, resulting from depression or central nervous system disease. It is used by some psychiatrists as the equivalent of mental retardation, by others as the equivalent of psychomotor retardation.
1. An abnormal slowness of respiration or breathing; specifically a low respiratory frequency.
2. A respiratory, or breathing, rate that is too slow.
The normal rate of respirations (breaths per minute) depends on a number of factors, including the age of the individual and the degree of exertion.
Slow-footed; a member of the family of edentate mammal quadruped represented by the sloth.
A family of mammals of the order Edentata comprising the true sloths; tree sloths.
bradypsychia (s) (noun)
, bradypsychias (pl)
Slowness of mental reactions: "Mark's bradypsychia has resulted in several minor auto accidents because he was too slow in reacting to situations while he was driving."
A sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot.
The three-toed sloth inhabits tropical rain forests of Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas, and Brazil.
This sloth can hang so securely with its hook-like claws that it even falls asleep in this position.
Slowness of the heartbeat, as evidenced by slowing of the pulse rate to less than 60 beats per minute in an adult.
Slow in healing; said of cuts, lacerations, etc.
The slow upward and downward motion of the earths crust.
Abnormally slow ejaculation of semen.
bradysphygmia (s) (noun)
, bradysphygmias (pl)
An abnormal slowness of the pulse rate, usually linked to a slow heart beat: Anyone who has a sudden or a strong bradysphygmia may have symptoms of a loss of energy, weakness, and fainting attacks.
bradystalsis (s) (noun)
, bradystalses (pl)
Delayed or slow intestinal movements: There are bradystalses, or the delayed wavelike muscle squeezing of food through the intestines, that can cause constipation.