hypokinetic movement disorder

hypokinetic movement disorder

A brain-based motor system disorder characterized by difficulty initiating movements and a decreased amount and speed of voluntary movements. Hypokinetic disorders usually also have muscle tremors at rest and general muscular rigidity. The classic hypokinetic disorder is Parkinson's disease.
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Many hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders have been reported after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Hypokinetic movement disorders are often referred to as parkinsonisms because they display clinical features of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD).
The purpose of this paper is to identify the main differences between three of the more commonly encountered hypokinetic movement disorders.