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propulsion

 [pro-pul´shun]
1. a tendency to fall forward in walking.

pro·pul·sion

(prō-pŭl'shŭn),
The tendency to fall forward; responsible for the festination in paralysis agitans.
[G. pro-pello, pp. -pulsus, to drive forth]

propulsion

/pro·pul·sion/ (pro-pul´shun)
1. a tendency to fall forward in walking.

propulsion

[-pul′shən]
Etymology: L, propellere, to drive forward
1 the process of pushing forward.
2 the tendency of some patients, particularly those afflicted with nervous disorders, to push or fall forward while walking as their center of gravity is displaced.

propulsion

The act of propelling.

pro·pul·sion

(prŏ-pŭl'shŭn)
The tendency to fall forward; responsible for the festination in paralysis agitans.
[G. pro-pello, pp. -pulsus, to drive forth]

propulsion

uncontrolled tendency to fall forward, e.g. as in festinant gait of Parkinson's disease; propulsion forces the patient to take rapid, small steps as he/she continually 'chases his/her centre of gravity' to avoid falling forward

pro·pul·sion

(prŏ-pŭl'shŭn)
Tendency to fall forward.
[G. pro-pello, pp. -pulsus, to drive forth]
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