diadochokinesia

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diadochokinesia

 [di″ah-do″ko-kĭ-ne´zhah]
the function of arresting one motor impulse and substituting one that is diametrically opposite, to permit sequential alternating movements, as pronation and supination of the arm.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·si·a

, diadochokinesis (dī-ad'ō-kō-ki-nē'zē-ă, -ki-nē'sis),
The normal capacity to bring a limb alternately into opposite positions, as in flexion and extention or pronation and supination.
Synonym(s): diadochocinesia
[G. diadochos, working in turn, + kinēsis, movement]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·si·a

, diadochokinesis (dī-ad'ŏ-kō-ki-nē'zē-ă, -ki-nē'sis)
The normal power of alternately bringing a limb into opposite positions, as of flexion and extension or of pronation and supination.
[G. diadochos, working in turn, + kinēsis, movement]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·si·a

, diadochokinesis , diadochocinesia (dī-ad'ŏ-kō-ki-nē'zē-ă, -ki-nē'sis, -si-nēsē-ă)
The normal power of alternately bringing a limb into opposite positions.
[G. diadochos, working in turn, + kinēsis, movement]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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He was unable to hop or stand on one leg and was unable to follow the instructions for the diadochokinesis or finger-nose tests.
The specific objective of the study was to compare the performance of participants on measures of Diadochokinesis, Voice Tremor and Formant Transition before and after a pre-determined level of intoxication.
Each participant was given three tasks to perform before and after alcohol intoxication: (1) diadochokinesis [repeated utterance of/pa/, /ta/, and /ka/(AMR) and repeated utterance of /ptk/ in the maximum rate possible (SMR tasks)] (2) Sustained phonation [sustained phonation of /a/] and (3) Formant transition task [repeated utterance of/i-u-i/].
The specific protocols for Diadochokinesis, Voice tremor and Formant Transition Protocols of Motor Speech Profile (MSP) were run on the data.
Variables used for voice analysis included average fundamental frequency and jitter as well as the average time in milliseconds for the production of speech diadochokinesis. The patient was asked to perform a rapid repetition of consonant-vowel pairs sequences on a single breath such as /p^/, /t^/, and /k^/ defined as Alternating Motion Rates (AMRs) and the average time in milliseconds for the production of consonants /p, t, k/ was registered.
Behlau, "Phonarticulatory diadochokinesis in young and elderly individuals," Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, vol.
The following items were used as explanatory variables: MMSE, disease duration, Hoehn-Yahr scale, history of falls, UPDRS3 total score, and individual items of UPDRS3 (tremor: 20,21; rigidity: 22; diadochokinesis: 23-26; posture: 28, 30; walking: 29; and akinesia: 31).
MMSE, disease duration, Hoehn-Yahr scale, history of falls, UPDRS3 total score, tremor, rigidity, diadochokinesis, walking, and akinesia were not included as significant factors for the absolute value of total DEA.
Motor coordination and repetitive sequential motor execution were assessed with the finger-nose test, finger-thumb tapping, finger-thumb opposition, diadochokinesis, fist-edge-palm test, Oseretsky test, rhythm-tapping test, and the go/no-go test.
Articulation, diadochokinesis, and over-all speech adequacy," The Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, vol.