postural instability


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postural instability

A tendency to fall or the inability to keep oneself from falling; imbalance.
See also: instability
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The main symptoms of PD are tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.
These findings have potential implications for diagnostics, classifying residual mTBI-related impairments, and establishing treatment needs for mTBI and PTSD related postural instability.
Evaluation of the pull test technique in assessing postural instability in Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an idiopathic disease of the nervous system characterized clinically by parkinsonism: chronic progressive tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.
Parts II and III contain 13 questions that allow clinicians to evaluate aspects of ADL--such as speech, dressing, and cutting food with utensils--and 27 questions related to the cardinal motor symptoms in PD patients, tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability.
Trunk accelerometry reveals postural instability in untreated Parkinson's disease.
Thirty adults aged 64-80 years with a history of falls or postural instability during the previous five years were recruited.
The major motor symptoms are rest tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, akinesia, and postural instability.
Absence of rest tremor, early occurrence of gait difficulty, postural instability, dementia, hallucinations, and the presence of dysautonomia, ophthalmoparesis, ataxia and other atypical features, coupled with poor or no response to levodopa, suggest diagnoses other than PD.
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Postural instability during quiet standing is a common and significant consequence of chronic alcoholism, even after prolonged sobriety.
bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability; however, resting tremor may be absent and postural instability may occur late in the course of the disease.