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bradykinesia

 [brad″e-kĭ-ne´zhah]
abnormal slowness of movement. adj., adj bradykinet´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

(brad'ē-kin-ē'zē-ă),
A decrease in spontaneity and movement. One of the features of extrapyramidal disorders, such as Parkinson disease.
Synonym(s): bradycinesia
[brady- + G. kinēsis, movement]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bradykinesia

(brăd′ē-kĭ-nē′zhə, -kī-)
n.
Extreme slowness in movement.

brad′y·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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bradykinesia

Abnormally slow or sluggish motor activity and responses, which is a classic finding in Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

(brad'ē-kin-ē'sē-ă)
Excessive slowness of voluntary movement. One of the features of extrapyramidal disorders, such as parkinsonism.
[brady- + G. kinēsis, movement]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bradykinesia

Abnormal slowing of voluntary movement, usually with a diminished range of movement. Bradykinesia is a feature of PARKINSON'S DISEASE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Bradykinesia

Extremely slow movement.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

(brad'ē-kin-ē'sē-ă)
A decrease in spontaneity and movement.
[brady- + G. kinēsis, movement]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about bradykinesia

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

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