akinesia


akinesia
n.
a loss of normal muscular tonicity or responsiveness. Akinetic rigid syndrome is used to describe such conditions as parkinsonism and progressive supranuclear palsy. In akinetic epilepsy there is a sudden loss of muscular tonicity, making the patient fall with momentary loss of consciousness. Akinetic mutism is a state of complete physical unresponsiveness although the patient's eyes remain open and appear to follow movements. It is a consequence of damage to the brainstem area of the brain.
Derivatives:
akinetic adj.

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  • akinesia — noun The loss of the ability to control motor muscles See Also: akinetic …   Wiktionary

  • akinesia — n. lack of movement, loss of movement (due to pathological causes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • akinesia — aki·ne·sia …   English syllables


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