akinetic mutism

akinetic mutism

noun Pathology, Psychiatry.
a state of apparent alertness with normal eye movements but no speech or other voluntary motion, usually due to a stroke.
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akinetic mutism n.
A syndrome characterized by the inability to speak, loss of voluntary movement, and apparent loss of emotional feeling. It is related to lesions of the upper brain stem.

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