akinesia

akinesia

[ey-ki-nee-zhuh, -kahy-]
noun Pathology.
absence, loss, or impairment of the power of voluntary movement.
Also, akinesis [ey-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-, ey-kin-uh-sis] .


Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek akīnēsíā; see a-6, -kinesia

akinetic [ey-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] , adjective
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akinesia a·ki·ne·sia (ā'kĭ-nē'zhə, -kī-) or a·ki·ne·sis (-sĭs)
n.
A slowness or loss of normal motor function resulting in impaired muscle movement.


a'ki·ne'sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) or a'ki·net'ic (-nět'ĭk) adj.
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