festination

[fes-tuh-ney-shuhn]
noun Pathology.
a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin festinātiōn- (stem of festinātiō) a hastening. See festinate, -ion

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festination (ˌfɛstɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson's disease
 
[C16: from Latin festīnātiō, from festīnāre to hasten]

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festination fes·ti·na·tion (fěs'tə-nā'shən)
n.
The acceleration of gait noted in Parkinsonism and similar disorders.

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These are shuffling gaits and the way that they walk, faster and faster is called festination.
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