shuffling gait

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shuffling gait

A gait in which the foot is moving forward at the time of initial contact or during midswing, with the foot either flat or at heel strike, usually accompanied by shortened steps, reduced arm swing and forward flexed posture.

Aetiology
Basal ganglia degeneration with extrapyramidal effects in parkinsonism.
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shuffling gait

Neurology A gait in which the foot is moving forward at the time of initial contact, with the foot either flat or at heel strike, or during midswing Etiology Basal ganglia degeneration with extrapyramidal effects in parkinsonism. See Parkinsonism.
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