[ ey-ki-nee-zhuh, -kahy- ]
/ ˌeɪ kɪˈni ʒə, -kaɪ- /
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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/.
OTHER WORDS FROM akinesiaa·ki·net·ic [ey-ki-net-ik, -kahy-], /ˌeɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for akinesia
A distinction has been drawn between akinetic (attitude) stereotyped acts and parakinetic (movement) stereotyped acts.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
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
[ ā′kĭ-nē′zhə, -kī- ]
A slowness or loss of normal motor function resulting in impaired muscle movement.
Other words from akinesiaa′ki•ne′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) null adj.
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