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synkinesis

 [sin″ki-ne´sis]
an associated movement; an unintentional movement accompanying a volitional movement. adj., adj synkinet´ic.

syn·ki·ne·sis

(sin'ki-nē'sis),
Involuntary movement accompanying a voluntary one, as the movement of a closed eye following that of the uncovered one, or the movement occurring in a paralyzed muscle accompanying motion in another part.
Synonym(s): syncinesis
[syn- + G. kinēsis, movement]

synkinesis

/syn·ki·ne·sis/ (-kĭ-ne´sis) an involuntary movement accompanying a volitional movement.synkinet´ic

synkinesis

(sĭn′kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-, sĭng′-)
n.
Involuntary movement of muscles or limbs accompanying a voluntary movement.

syn′ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.

synkinesis

[sin′kinē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, syn, together, kinesis, movement
an involuntary movement by one part of the body when an intentional movement is made by another part. In imitative synkinesis, movement may be detected in paralyzed muscles when normal muscles are moved, and vice versa.

syn·ki·ne·sis

, syncinesis , synkinesia (sin'ki-nē'sis, -si-nēsis, -ki-nēzē-ă)
Involuntary movement accompanying a voluntary one, as the movement of a closed eye following that of the uncovered one, or the movement occurring in a paralyzed muscle accompanying motion in another part.
[syn- + G. kinēsis, movement]

synkinesis

an associated movement; an unintentional movement accompanying a volitional movement.
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The goals of facial reanimation include the restoration of facial symmetry, oral competence, eye closure, voluntary facial movement, and spontaneous facial expression in the absence of synkinesis.
Synkinesis is reduced by separating upper- and lower-division reanimation.
11) Rerouting of the facial nerve usually results in total but transient postoperative facial palsy; the palsy generally resolves in 6 to 12 months, but the resulting synkinesis and asymmetry may not.
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Patients might experience mass movement and synkinesis, and the reinnervated side might never appear to be completely normal again.
She had total loss of right hearing and vestibular function and partial facial palsy with synkinesis.
If the type of nerve damage is unknown or if the paralysis is well tolerated, a waiting period of 12 months is indicated to allow for spontaneous recovery of motion, favorable synkinesis, or laryngeal compensation.