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akinesia

[ ey-ki-nee-zhuh, -kahy- ]
/ ˌeɪ kɪˈni ʒə, -kaɪ- /
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noun Pathology.
absence, loss, or impairment of the power of voluntary movement.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM akinesia

a·ki·net·ic [ey-ki-net-ik, -kahy-], /ˌeɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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How to use akinesia in a sentence

  • A distinction has been drawn between akinetic (attitude) stereotyped acts and parakinetic (movement) stereotyped acts.

  • He called all conditions with marked inactivity and apathy "akinetic psychoses" and said that some recovered, some did not.

    Benign Stupors|August Hoch

Medical definitions for akinesia

akinesia
[ ā′kĭ-nēzhə, -kī- ]

n.
A slowness or loss of normal motor function resulting in impaired muscle movement.

Other words from akinesia

a′ki•nesic (-zĭk, -sĭk) null adj.
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