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bradykinesia

 [brad″e-kĭ-ne´zhah]
abnormal slowness of movement. adj., adj bradykinet´ic.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

(brad'ē-kin-ē'zē-ă),
A decrease in spontaneity and movement. One of the features of extrapyramidal disorders, such as Parkinson disease.
Synonym(s): bradycinesia
[brady- + G. kinēsis, movement]

bradykinesia

/brady·ki·ne·sia/ (-kĭ-ne´zhah) abnormal slowness of movement.bradykinet´ic

bradykinesia

(brăd′ē-kĭ-nē′zhə, -kī-)
n.
Extreme slowness in movement.

brad′y·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.

bradykinesia

[-kinē′zhə, -kīnē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, bradys + kinesis, motion
an abnormal condition characterized by slowness of all voluntary movement and speech, such as caused by parkinsonism, other extrapyramidal disorders, and certain tranquilizers.

bradykinesia

Abnormally slow or sluggish motor activity and responses, which is a classic finding in Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

(brad'ē-kin-ē'sē-ă)
Excessive slowness of voluntary movement. One of the features of extrapyramidal disorders, such as parkinsonism.
[brady- + G. kinēsis, movement]

bradykinesia

Abnormal slowing of voluntary movement, usually with a diminished range of movement. Bradykinesia is a feature of PARKINSON'S DISEASE.

Bradykinesia

Extremely slow movement.

bradykinesia

slowness of movement, characteristic of Parkinson's disease and hypothyroidism

bradykinesia (brā·dē·ki·nēˑ·sē·),

n illness in which an individual moves and speaks in an extraordinarily slow manner; can be caused by extrapyramidal disorders, certain tranquilizers, and Parkinsonism.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

(brad'ē-kin-ē'sē-ă)
A decrease in spontaneity and movement.
[brady- + G. kinēsis, movement]

bradykinesia (brad´ikinē´zhə),

n an irregular slowness in motions and reflexes.

bradykinesia

abnormal slowness of movement; sluggishness of physical and mental responses.

Patient discussion about bradykinesia

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

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