akinesia


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akinesia

[¦a·ki′nēzh·ə]
(medicine)
Loss or impairment of motor function.
Immobility from any cause.
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Because retrobulbar blocks do not provide lid akinesia, they are often combined with van Lint blocks.
Akinesia is "an abnormal state of motor and psychic hypoactivity or muscular paralysis.
Freezing (also known as motor blocks) is a form of akinesia.
13) These agents can be used alone, but are typically used in combination with levodopa, especially in patients who experience end-of-dose akinesia, the on/off effect or who experience a general decrease in the effects of levodopa.
Antipsychotics are known to cause dysphoria associated with akinesia and akathisia and these should be managed adequately by reducing the dosage or adding anticholinergics.
The slowness of movement in akinesia also affects participation in structured activity or occupation that require persons with PD to initiate reaching, standing, or walking and manifests as difficulties in generating a sequence of submovements, preparing for movement, and executing movement.
However, the classical features of akinesia with flexed posture and difficulty in the initiation of walking, followed by rapid small steps and freezing of movement during change of direction, (16) were present in only 8 out of the 12 cases.
Movement disorders common to HD and PD include hypokinesia, akinesia and dyskinesia.
Secondary efficacy measures in the RECOVER[TM] study were the Nocturnal, Akinesia, Dystonia and Cramps Score (NADCS) and exploratory outcome measures included the Likert Pain Scale.
Additional beneficial effects included improvement in speech and vocalization, swallowing, vertical gaze and ocular pursuit, facial expression, speed of movement, bradykinesia, akinesia, limb and axial rigidity/extensor dystonia, PSP rating scale and Berg Balance score, dysphagia, drooling, agitation and aggressiveness.
Parkinson's disease is the second most common chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by postural instability, bradykinesia, akinesia and tremors due to loss of dopamine producing neurons in substantia nigra of mid-brain.