movement disorder


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movement disorder

any of numerous neurological disorders characterized by disturbances of muscular movement, distinguished as either hyperkinetic (conditions such as chorea, dystonia, hemiballismus, myoclonus, stereotypy, tic, and tremor) or hypokinetic (conditions such as akinetic mutism, psychomotor retardation, and the stiff-man syndrome).

movement disorder

Any brain-based motor system disorder marked by disturbed muscle movement. These disorders include hemiplegia, ataxia, monoplegia, tremors, rigors, chorea, athetosis, convulsions, spasm (clonic or tonic), reflex (hysterical, habit spasm, tics), and spastic paralysis. Movement disorders are common in the elderly (e.g., those with degenerative neurological diseases). When they occur acutely, they are often caused by a new medication or toxin, stroke, or trauma.
See: hyperkinetic disorder; hypokinetic movement disorder
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