- absence, loss, or impairment of the power of voluntary movement.
Also a·ki·ne·sis [ey-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-, ey-kin-uh-sis] /ˌeɪ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-, eɪˈkɪn ə sɪs/.
Origin of akinesia
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He called all conditions with marked inactivity and apathy "akinetic psychoses" and said that some recovered, some did not.Benign Stupors
- A slowness or loss of normal motor function resulting in impaired muscle movement.
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