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akinesia

[ey-ki-nee-zhuh, -kahy-] /ˌeɪ kɪˈni ʒə, -kaɪ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
absence, loss, or impairment of the power of voluntary movement.
Also, akinesis
[ey-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-, ey-kin-uh-sis] /ˌeɪ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-, eɪˈkɪn ə sɪs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of akinesia
< New Latin < Greek akīnēsíā; see a-6, -kinesia
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akinetic
[ey-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌeɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • He called all conditions with marked inactivity and apathy "akinetic psychoses" and said that some recovered, some did not.

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akinetic in Medicine

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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