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

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

brad′y·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.

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.

bra·dy·ki·ne·si·a

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

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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In the graphical deficits due to motor difficulties it can be found the presence of diseases such as Parkinson's Disease (PD) (Lange, 2006; Tucha, 2006; Longstaff, 2003); PD symptoms include bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity, reduced manual ability and loss of accuracy, which cause typical phenomena that can be classified using graphic gesture analysis and then related to the specific pathology (Tucha, 2006).
To distinguish PD-associated tremor from ET, PCPs should look for other signs of PD, especially bradykinesia and rigidity which are normally absent in ET.
(10) Leadpipe rigidity, on the other hand, is constant, non-fluctuating, uniform resistance to passive movement.10 The second hallmark sign of PD is bradykinesia or reductions in speed, range and amplitude of both automatic movement and initiation of movement.
ES: Pallidotomy appears to improve all the symptoms--not only the tremor, but also the bradykinesia and the rigidity.
Some symptoms include tremors while at rest or active, muscle rigidity starting at the neck, shoulders and upper back, migrating to trunk and extremities, freezing (sudden involuntary cessation of a movement or the incapacity to initiate a desired movement) and gait and postural abnormalities along with slowing of movement (bradykinesia).
PD was diagnosed clinically when one or more of the following criteria were met: typical resting tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability.
The four primary symptoms are tremor or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia or slowness of movement; and postural instability or impaired balance and coordination.
Then it becomes the nurse's primary responsibility to report on all changes, or lack of change, observed in the resident with respect to onset of tremor, rigidity or bradykinesia, or psychiatric side effects."
While there appears to be good agreement on the nature of its primary physical symptomatology -- i.e., tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia -- this is not the case for its primary psychological symptomatology (Dakof & Mendelsohn, 1986).
His neurologic examination showed myoclonus, dysarthria, bilateral upper limb apraxia, alien hand phenomenon, bilateral rigidity, and bradykinesia predominantly affecting the left side.
The key diagnostic criterium for PD is bradykinesia with at least one of the following: muscular rigidity, resting tremor (particularly a pill-rolling tremor) that improves with purposeful function, or postural instability.
We present the case of a patient with sCJD manifesting with gait abnormality and right-side bradykinesia and hypokinesia, associated with presynaptic dopaminergic deficits.