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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

/in·vol·un·tary/ (in-vol´un-tar″e)
1. independent of the will.
2. contrary to the will.

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.

involuntary

[invol′ənter′ē]
Etymology: L, in, not, voluntas, will
occurring without conscious control or direction. See also autonomy.

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.

involuntary,

adj an action without conscious control.

in·vol·un·tar·y

(in-vol'ŭn-tar-ē)
Independent of or contrary to the will.

involuntary

performed independently of the will.

involuntary culling
see culling.
involuntary movement
includes convulsions and tremor and intermittent contractions of large muscle masses which result in movement of individual limbs or other parts of the body. See also stringhalt, chorea.
involuntary muscle
plain muscle, not under voluntary control.
involuntary nervous system
see autonomic nervous system.
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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.
He also presented to the clinic with involuntary movements of the facial muscles and shoulders.
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More injuries resulted from falls associated with propulsion, freezing, involuntary movement, and turning, indicating that specific motor symptoms leading to increased risk of falls are also associated with increased risk of injuries due to falls.
Movement disorders are neurologic conditions caused by a communication breakdown throughout the central nervous system that can result in a debilitating loss of muscle control, involuntary movement and reduced coordination.
William Featherby QC said: "She has fits of high-pitched screaming, kicking, scratching, pinching and involuntary movement.
Subsequently, the researchers trained each participant for 30 minutes, teaching them to move their thumb in the opposite direction of the original involuntary movement.
Harry Miller, from Richmond, has nystagmus, a condition he was born with that causes distinctive involuntary movement of the eyes.
He has involuntary movement in his right arm and he keeps pulling out his vital drip tubes.

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