lead pipe rigidity

A ‘smooth’ rigidity in flexion and extension that continues through the entire range of motion of a stretched muscle, which is seen in parkinsonism

lead pipe rigidity

Neurology A 'smooth' rigidity in flexion and extension that continues through the entire range of a stretched muscle, seen in atherosclerotic parkinsonism; LPR is identical to gegenhalten. Cf Garden hose.
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Symptoms included fever, altered level of consciousness, changes in mental status, drooling, diaphoresis, urinary incontinence, sweating, development of tremors, lead pipe rigidity, tachycardia, and increased level of creatine phosphokinase.
In the 3rd stage, involuntary movements disappear and are replaced by chorioathetosis, immobility, dystonia and lead pipe rigidity that results from destruction of deeper Centre in basal ganglia.