retropulsion

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retropulsion (ˌrɛtrəʊˈpʌlʃən)
 
n
med an abnormal tendency to walk backwards: a symptom of Parkinson's disease

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retropulsion ret·ro·pul·sion (rět'rō-pŭl'shən)
n.

  1. An involuntary backward walking or running, as seen in Parkinsonism.

  2. A pushing back of a part or organ.

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