freezing spell

Episodic immobility The ‘off’ component of the on-off phenomenon seen in advanced Parkinson’s disease
Components Hesitation on gait initiation (start-hesitation), upon stopping (stop hesitation) or when walking in crowded places

freezing spell

Neurology Episodic immobility–'off' component of the on-off phenomenon–seen in advanced Parkinson's disease Components Hesitation on gait initiation–start-hesitation, upon stopping–stop hesitation or when walking in crowded places. See On-off phenomenon.
References in classic literature ?
I was so fully aware that only serious moods and occupations were acceptable, that in his presence every effort to sustain or follow any other became vain: I fell under a freezing spell.
Spain is in the middle of a freezing spell that is expected to worsen over the next three days, with cold weather alerts issued for 20 provinces.
Should we get a long freezing spell then fish could be slowed up.
The long freezing spell this year has seen the RSPB in Newcastle taking calls from people asking about the identities of unusual birds which have arrived in their gardens.
It came in very handy recently through that freezing spell because although duvets are warm the extra weight was comforting on those long frosty nights.
Yet West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had not received the expected higher number of calls, as people listened to advice to stay indoors during the freezing spell.
And an even higher toll is expected to be revealed in November when latest figures take into account the worst freezing spell in 30 years.
Recently, Maddox has been getting even closer, helping Dartnall out during the freezing spell with transport to the beach so the string could keep working.
HOUSEHOLDS across the country cranked up the heating to see off the UK's freezing spell but are set to pay the price as winter bills begin to hit the doormat.
After a freezing spell in which temperatures fell to -28oC in some parts of Bulgaria, snow has now returned bringing difficult conditions in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.
Other winters have been much milder and so this freezing spell has tended to catch everyone out.
Not so with the current prolonged freezing spell, however.