adiadochokinesia

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adiadochokinesia

 [ah-di″ah-do″ko-kĭ-ne´zhah]
inability to perform fine, rapidly repeated, coordinated movements.

adiadochokinesia

/adi·a·do·cho·ki·ne·sia/ (ah-di″ah-do″ko-kĭ-ne´zhah) a dyskinesia consisting of inability to perform the rapid alternating movements of diadochokinesia.

adiadochokinesia

[ā′dē·ad′əkō′kinē′zhə, ədī′ədō′kō-]
an inability to perform rapidly alternating movements, such as pronation and supination or flexion and extension. The activity is commonly included in a neurological examination.

Adiadochokinesis

An impairment of the force and rhythm of voluntarily performed rapid alternating movements of one or more extremities, which occurs in cerebellar disease, and may be detected during a neurologic exam.

adiadochokinesia

Neurology Inability to perform rapid alternating movements of one or more extremity

a·di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·sis

(ă-dī'ă-dō-kō-kin-ē'sis)
Inability to perform rapid alternating movements, a sign of cerebellar dysfunction.
Compare: diadochokinesia
Synonym(s): adiadochokinesia.
[G. a- priv. + diadochos, successive, + kinēsis, movement]

adiadochokinesia

The inability to perform alternating movements, such as rotating a closed fist, at a reasonably rapid rate. Adiadochokinesia is a sign of cerebellar malfunction. A lesser degree of such inability is called dysdiadochokinesia. See also CEREBELLAR ATAXIA.