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diadochokinesia

[dahy-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy-]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the normal ability to perform rapidly alternating muscular movements, as flexion and extension.
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Also di·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·sis [dahy-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-] /daɪˈæd ə koʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-/, di·ad·oko·ki·ne·sia, di·ad·o·ko·ki·ne·sis.

Origin of diadochokinesia

< Greek diádocho(s) succeeding, verbid of diadéchesthai to succeed (dia- dia- + déchesthai to take up) + -kinesia
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diadochokinesia in Medicine

diadochokinesia

(dī-ăd′ə-kō-kĭ-nēzhə, -kī-)
n.
  1. The normal power of alternately bringing a limb into opposite positions, as flexion and extension or pronation and supination.
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Related formsdi•ad•o•cho•ki•net•ic (-nĕtĭk) adj.
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