bradykinesia

[ brad-i-ki-nee-zhuh, -kahy- ]
/ ˈbræd ɪ kɪˈni ʒə, -kaɪ- /

noun

slowness of movement, as found, for example, in Parkinson's disease.

Origin of bradykinesia

Related formsbrad·y·ki·net·ic [brad-i-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˈbræd ɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bradykinesia

bradykinesia

/ (ˌbrædɪkɪˈniːzɪə) /

noun

physiol abnormal slowness of physical movement, esp as an effect of Parkinson's disease

Word Origin for bradykinesia

C20: from brady- + Greek kinēsis motion
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Medicine definitions for bradykinesia

bradykinesia

[ brăd′ē-kĭ-nēzhə, -kī- ]

n.

Extreme slowness in movement.
Related formsbrad′y•ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.
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