bradykinesia


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bradykinesia

 [brad″e-kĭ-ne´zhah]
abnormal slowness of movement. adj., adj bradykinet´ic.

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]

bradykinesia

/brady·ki·ne·sia/ (-kĭ-ne´zhah) abnormal slowness of movement.bradykinet´ic

bradykinesia

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

brad′y·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.

bradykinesia

[-kinē′zhə, -kīnē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, bradys + kinesis, motion
an abnormal condition characterized by slowness of all voluntary movement and speech, such as caused by parkinsonism, other extrapyramidal disorders, and certain tranquilizers.

bradykinesia

Abnormally slow or sluggish motor activity and responses, which is a classic finding in Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes.

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]

bradykinesia

Abnormal slowing of voluntary movement, usually with a diminished range of movement. Bradykinesia is a feature of PARKINSON'S DISEASE.

Bradykinesia

Extremely slow movement.

bradykinesia

slowness of movement, characteristic of Parkinson's disease and hypothyroidism

bradykinesia (brā·dē·ki·nēˑ·sē·),

n illness in which an individual moves and speaks in an extraordinarily slow manner; can be caused by extrapyramidal disorders, certain tranquilizers, and Parkinsonism.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

(brad'ē-kin-ē'sē-ă)
A decrease in spontaneity and movement.
[brady- + G. kinēsis, movement]

bradykinesia (brad´ikinē´zhə),

n an irregular slowness in motions and reflexes.

bradykinesia

abnormal slowness of movement; sluggishness of physical and mental responses.

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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Fentanyl-induced bradykinesia and rigidity after deep brain stimulation in a patient with Parkinson disease.
4%) were more common in Group l; meanwhile, bradykinesia (89.
4) Parkinson's disease is the closest motoric analog to PSP, as they share the spectrum of effects of generalized bradykinesia.
Vingerhoets, and Kamiar Aminian "Quantification of Tremor and Bradykinesia in Parkinson's Disease Using a Novel Ambulatory Monitoring System," IEEE Transactions On Biomedical Engineering, vol.
The rigidity score was 1 in 25%, 2 in 50% and 3 in 25%, and the bradykinesia score was 1 in 44%, 2 in 25%, 3 in 13% and 4 in 19%.
To reduce the influence of confounding factors such as bradykinesia and tremor on cognitive scores, we only included those patients whose Hoehn-Yahr (H-Y) stage ≤ 2.
Bradykinesia (slowness of movement) is generally the earliest and most noticeable symptom to develop in persons having PD (Jankovic, 2008).
Bradykinesia and rigidity are often detectable on the symptomatic side.
2], gait disturbance (76%), dysarthria (71%), and bradykinesia (47%) were the most common neurologic features.
The dominant motor features of PD were determined by using the subscores calculated from questions about tremor (20, 21), rigidity (22), bradykinesia (23, 24, 25, 26, 31), and balance/postural instability (27, 28, 29, and 30) in the UPDRS III.
Motor symptoms, including tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia, are the most common presenting symptoms.
With disease progression, she developed obvious expressionless face, bradykinesia, marked rigidity, and hypermyotonia in her extremities.