akinesis


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a·ki·ne·si·a

(ā-ki-nē'sē-ă, ā-kī-),
1. Absence or loss of the power of voluntary movement, due to an extrapyramidal disorder.
2. Obsolete term denoting the postsystolic interval of rest of the heart.
3. Absence of either inward or outward (dyskinesia) movement of a ventricular region during systole.
4. A neurosis accompanied by paretic symptoms.
Synonym(s): akinesis
[G. a- priv. + kinēsis, movement]

akinesis

the absence or loss of the power of voluntary movement.

akinesia

, akinesis (ā″kī-nē′zh(ē-)ă) (kĭ-nē′sis) [ ¹an- + -kinesia]
Partial or complete loss or suppression of muscle movement. akinetic (-net′ik), adjective

akinesia algera

Akinesia with intense pain caused by voluntary movement.

a·ki·ne·si·a

, akinesis (ā'ki-nē'sē-ă, -nē'sis)
Absence or loss of the power of voluntary movement, due to an extrapyramidal disorder.
[G. a- priv. + kinēsis, movement]
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They include 1) transient hypokinesis, akinesis, or dyskinesis of the left ventricular mid segments with or without apical involvement, with the regional wall motion abnormalities extending beyond a single epicardial vascular distribution, 2) absence of obstructive coronary disease or angiographic evidence of acute plaque rupture, 3) new EKG abnormalities or elevation in cardiac troponin level and 4) the absence of pheochromocytoma and myocarditis.
36), and anterior akinesis was described in 79% of patients (80% in the DAPT group vs 77% in the TT group, P = 0.
Consistent with this, we included only patients with EF [less than or equal to]35% in our study, which resulted in patients in the study having had an estimated median EF of 31%, with anterior akinesis described in 79% of patients.
Left ventriculography showed a severely depressed ejection fraction and akinesis of the anterior and anterolateral walls.
Transoesophageal echocardiography showed anterior and anterolateral ventricular wall akinesis, with septal and right ventricular wall hypokinesis.
Cardiac catheterization revealed marked akinesis of the mid and apical left ventricle with hyperkinesis of the basal segments (Figs.
Initially described in Japan, (3) "tako-tsubo" cardiomyopathy was used to describe a syndrome which predominantly affected middle-aged women, was brought on by acute emotional stress, was characterized by mild creatinine kinase and troponin I elevations, and by the left ventriculogram demonstrating hypo- or akinesis from the mid portion of the anterior wall to the apex and hyperkinesis of the basal area.
The predictive value was highest in segments with akinesis.
A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a left ventricular ejection fraction of 40% with basal inferior and inferolateral akinesis.