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involuntary

 [in-vol´un-tar″e]
performed independently of the will.

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tār'ē), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of incontinent ("He was involuntary twice during the night").
1. Independent of the will; not volitional.
2. Contrary to the will.
[L. in- neg. + voluntarius, willing, fr. volo, to wish]

involuntary

(ĭn-vŏl′ən-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Acting or done without or against one's will: an involuntary participant in what turned out to be an argument.
2. Not subject to control of the volition: gave an involuntary start.

in·vol′un·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
in·vol′un·tar′i·ness n.

manslaughter

Forensic medicine The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable, killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice. See Serial killer. Cf Murder.
Manslaughter  
Voluntary That which is committed voluntarily in a heat of passion
Involuntary That which occurs when a person commits an unlawful act that is not felonious or tending to cause great bodily harm, or when a person is committing a lawful act without due caution or requisite skill–eg a surgeon performing an operation while intoxicated, and inadvertently kills another

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
1. Independent of the will; not volitional.
2. Contrary to the will.

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
Independent of or contrary to the will.
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In our patient, we considered that the frontal lobe did not suppress the grasp reflex or involuntary movement induced by sensory input to the left hand.
On follow-up examination that was performed one week later, a marked reduction in the psychotic symptoms was observed, and complete improvement in his involuntary movements occurred after the fifth day.
A had been remarkably healthy until the development of his involuntary movements. His history was, however, remarkable for substantial use of MDMA.
The care of the self, which is the defining ambition of philosophy, and the care of the body, which is the defining ambition of medicine, are both characterized as the conquest--however temporary--of "pathos." The philosopher and the physician equally struggle against an "involuntary movement," a disorder that presses itself on one from "outside" (so to speak), upsetting the internally regulated and harmonious balance of forces that is, in the ideal, one's natural activity.
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Abnormal fluency or speed of movement (Dyskinesia) may involve excessive or involuntary movement (Hyperkinesia) or slowed or absent voluntary movement (Hypokinesia).
Mr Bowen said: "It is likely that in its throes he pulled the fridge on top of himself in an involuntary movement."
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