adiadochokinesia

[ ad-ee-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy-nee- ]
/ ˌæd iˌæd ə koʊ kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪˈni- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the inability to perform rapidly alternating muscular movements, as flexion and extension.

Nearby words

  1. adi granth,
  2. adiabat,
  3. adiabatic,
  4. adiabatic chart,
  5. adiactinic,
  6. adiadochokinesis,
  7. adiaphoresis,
  8. adiaphoretic,
  9. adiaphoria,
  10. adiaphorism

Also ad·i·ad·o·cho·ki·ne·sis [ad-ee-ad-uh-koh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-nee-] /ˌæd iˌæd ə koʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪˈni-/, ad·i·ad·o·ko·ki·ne·sia, ad·i·ad·o·ko·ki·ne·sis.


Origin of adiadochokinesia

a-6 + Greek diádocho(s) successor (dia- dia- + doch-, variant stem of déchesthai to receive + -os adj. suffix) + -kinesia

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Medicine definitions for adiadochokinesis

adiadochokinesis

[ ə-dī′ə-dō′kō-kĭ-nēsĭs, -kī-, ăd′ē-ăd′ə-kō- ]

n.

Inability to perform rapid alternating movements.

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