bradykinesia


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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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The main symptoms of PD are tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.
Another study of people with PD exposed to white fluorescent light with an intensity of 1,000 to 1,500 lux once daily for two weeks commencing one hour before bedtime, demonstrated marked improvement in bradykinesia and rigidity in most patients.
The aim was to assess the spiral drawing capabilities of PD subjects and the effect of levodopa treatment on micrographia and bradykinesia.
The diagnosis was based (a) clinically on the presence of neurological features such as dystonia, tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia and/or hepatic features such as signs and symptoms of acute or chronic liver failure, and K-F ring in the cornea and (b) biochemically on low serum ceruloplasmin (<200 mg/L) and high 24-h urinary copper excretion (>100 [micro]g) (3), plus computed tomography and MRI scanning where applicable.
At interview he demonstrated severe bradykinesia, stiffness to the point of suppression of normal lithium tremor, and cogwheel rigidity; oral-buccal dystonia caused speech to be slow and labored.
This is termed bradykinesia (slowed movement) or akinesia (inability to move).
Parkinson's has three main symptoms - tremor, muscular stiffness and bradykinesia (slowness of movement).
This finding is consistent with the notion that VIM DBS does not affect motor symptoms such as bradykinesia that are associated with PD.
Long attachments were then frequently followed by web spinning, or uncommonly, bradykinesia.
Examples of bradykinesia include parkinsonism, tremors, and rigidity.
She also experienced confusion, hallucination, dysarthria, bradykinesia, and spasticity.
Bradykinesia (slowness of movement): They can be thinking about picking something up for several seconds before their hand actually moves.