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passive movement

passive movement in Medicine

passive movement n.
Movement of a joint without participation or effort on the part of the subject.

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  • This had only been partially improved when the patient returned home, in spite of prolonged massage and passive movement.

  • His body did not show any resistance to passive movement, on the contrary, it was rather limp.

  • passive movement of the phalanges in all directions is practised in order to produce crepitation.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • Often it appears only when any passive movement of the limb is attempted.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch

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