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movement

 [mo̳v´ment]
1. an act of moving; called also motion.
2. an act of defecation.
active movement movement produced by the person's own muscles.
ameboid movement movement like that of an ameba, accomplished by protrusion of cytoplasm of the cell.
associated movement movement of parts that act together, as the eyes.
brownian movement the peculiar, rapid, oscillatory movement of fine particles suspended in a fluid medium; called also molecular movement.
circus movement the propagation of an impulse again and again through tissue already previously activated by it; the term is usually reserved for the reentry involving an accessory pathway.
molecular movement brownian movement.
passive movement a movement of the body or of the extremities of a patient performed by another person without voluntary motion on the part of the patient.
vermicular m's the wormlike movements of the intestines in peristalsis.

pas·sive move·ment

1. movement imparted to an organism or any of its parts by external agency.
2. physical therapy a movement that is effected entirely by the therapist without the assistance of the patient's muscles.

passive movement

the moving of parts of the body by an outside force without voluntary action or resistance by the individual. Also called passive exercise. Compare active movement.

pas·sive move·ment

(pas'iv mūv'mĕnt)
In physical therapy, movement imparted to an organism or any of its parts by external agency; movement of any joint effected by the hand of another person, or by mechanical means, without participation of the subject.

passive movement

body part or segmental movement, not initiated or sustained by the individual, e.g. clinician-initiated/imposed movement

movement

an act of moving; motion.

movement abnormality
includes involuntary movement, lack of flexion or rigidity, hyper- or hypometric.
active movement
movement produced by the animal's own muscles.
ameboid movement
movement like that of an ameba, accomplished by protrusion of cytoplasm of the cell.
associated movement
movement of parts that act together, such as the eyes.
brownian movement
continuous movement of particles suspended within a liquid.
conjugate movement
two parts moving synchronously in the same direction, e.g. the eyes.
disjunctive movement
two parts moving synchronously but in opposite directions.
involuntary movement
a movement which the animal is unable to prevent.
molecular movement
the peculiar, rapid, oscillatory movement of fine particles suspended in a fluid medium.
passive movement
a movement of the body or of the extremities of an animal performed by a person without voluntary motion on the part of the animal.
purposeful movement
see voluntary movement (below).
vermicular m's
the wormlike movements of the intestines in peristalsis.
voluntary movement
performed out of the will of the animal; an intentional purposeful movement.
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Constant and continuous passive movement should be maintained, especially for the lower limbs to facilitate circulation and adequate venous drainage.
If, as seems likely from the increased phasic responses to passive movements seen in MPTP parkinsonism, phasic reductions in activity before active movements are accentuated, the high 'fixed' gain of the system may prevent a normal range of agonist amplitudes from being generated in the cortex.
However, no significant difference was found between threshold to detection of passive movement scores between two groups (P=0.
In one report, in the grafting of perichondrium femurotibial joint in 30 rabbits, the growth of new cartilage in continuous passive movement was better than fixation [20].
To date, no systematic appraisal of studies on inter-rater reliability of measurement of passive movement in upper extremity joints has been conducted.
Table 1 Characteristic Features of CRPS Type 1 Pain Spontaneous Not limited to any single nerve distribution Disproportionate to instigating injury Hyperalgia Allodynia Both active and passive movement may initiate pain Movement Both active and passive movement Disorders can be affected Abnormal Blood flow abnormalities Sympathetic Inappropriate sweating Regulation Edema Trophic changes
The system to measure passive stiffness of the lumbar region consists of a passive movement device and a six-camera, three-dimensional motion capture system (Motion Analysis Corporation; Santa Rosa, California).
These authors conservatively acknowledge that passive movements are still necessary to maintain joint range of motion, although more recent work by Harvey's group (Harvey et al 2000, Harvey and Herbert, 2002, Harvey et al 2003, Ben et al 2005) questions the effectiveness of short or long term passive movement treatment for maintaining joint range of motion in persons with SCI.
One disadvantage of a gait robot is that passive movement practice is not optimal for motor learning.
Finally, the subjects in the present study stood for 90 minutes per week with no other stretching or passive movement interventions being performed (it is not clear whether this precluded standing transfers).
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Treatment of the highly irritable, severely painful shoulder with gentle passive movement may be extremely effective, if the technique used is performed slowly, smoothly and with continuous awareness of the effect on the subject's symptoms (Figure 4).

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