brachybasia

brachybasia

 [brak″e-ba´zhah]
a slow, shuffling, short-stepped gait.
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brach·y·ba·si·a

(brak'ē-bā'sē-ă),
The shuffling gait characteristic of pyramidal tract disease.
[brachy- + G. basis, a stepping]
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brachybasia

A term of waning use for the slow, shuffling gait with short steps that is typical of pyramidal tract disease (prototypically occurring in Parkinson’s disease); the term “parkinsonian gait” is in much wider current use and an integral part of the working medical parlance.
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brach·y·ba·si·a

(brak'ē-bā'sē-ă)
The shuffling gait of pyramidal tract disease.
[brachy- + G. basis, a stepping]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is known to cause motor impairment, including shaking in the limbs, muscular rigidity as well as brachybasia. The disease is spurred by the degeneration of the dopamine nervous system, which results in a shortage of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain.
Thus, increased muscle strength in the lower limbs resulted in improvement in gait velocity and brachybasia.