syncinesis


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syn·ki·ne·sis

(sin'ki-nē'sis),
Involuntary movement accompanying a voluntary one, as the movement of a closed eye following that of the uncovered one, or the movement occurring in a paralyzed muscle accompanying motion in another part.
Synonym(s): syncinesis
[syn- + G. kinēsis, movement]

syn·ki·ne·sis

, syncinesis , synkinesia (sin'ki-nē'sis, -si-nēsis, -ki-nēzē-ă)
Involuntary movement accompanying a voluntary one, as the movement of a closed eye following that of the uncovered one, or the movement occurring in a paralyzed muscle accompanying motion in another part.
[syn- + G. kinēsis, movement]

syncinesis

(sĭn″sĭn-ē′sĭs) [″ + kinesis, movement]
An involuntary movement produced in association with a voluntary one.

imitative syncinesis

An involuntary movement occurring on the sound side when a movement is attempted on the paralyzed side.

spasmodic syncinesis

Syncinesis occurring on the paralyzed side when muscles of the opposite side are voluntarily moved.