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Loss or impairment of the power of voluntary movement.
- ‘In a previous report of Lyme-associated extrapyramidal features in 5 patients, 5 all of the patients exhibited akinesia, pains, and rigidity.’
- ‘Parkinsonian side effects manifest themselves as tremor, rigidity, and akinesia individually or in combination.’
- ‘An echocardiogram excluded major pericardial effusion, showing a non-dilated left ventricle with inferior wall akinesia and overall moderate function.’
- ‘Other signs include incontinence, late rigidity, akinesia, and tremor.’
- ‘This is a hypokinetic disorder characterized by hypokinesia or akinesia, rigidity, and a rhythmic fine tremor at the rate of 3-6 cycles per second.’
- ‘Schizophrenic akinesia and catatonic symptoms may similarly resemble parkinsonian and dystonic symptoms.’
- ‘In other cases akinesia, dyskinesia, waxy flexibility, and cogwheeling may occur instead of or in addition to the classic rigidity.’
- ‘These symptoms include motor rigidity, uncoordination, akinesia / hypokinesia, alterations of posture, and involuntary movements.’
- ‘Slowness - bradykinesia (slow movement) and akinesia (inability to move) are common in people with Parkinson's disease.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek akinēsia quiescence from a- without + kinēsis motion.
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