akinesia

[ ey-ki-nee-zhuh, -kahy- ]
/ ˌeɪ kɪˈni ʒə, -kaɪ- /

noun Pathology.

absence, loss, or impairment of the power of voluntary movement.

Nearby words

  1. akihito,
  2. akil,
  3. akimbo,
  4. akimiski island,
  5. akin,
  6. akinesthesia,
  7. akinete,
  8. akinetic mutism,
  9. akins,
  10. akiraho

Also a·ki·ne·sis [ey-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-, ey-kin-uh-sis] /ˌeɪ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-, eɪˈkɪn ə sɪs/.

Origin of akinesia

< New Latin < Greek akīnēsíā; see a-6, -kinesia

Related formsa·ki·net·ic [ey-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌeɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for akinesis

akinesia

[ ā′kĭ-nēzhə, -kī- ]

n.

A slowness or loss of normal motor function resulting in impaired muscle movement.
Related formsa′ki•nesic (-zĭk, -sĭk) null adj.


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