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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Our patient met Masters et al's (8) criteria for probable CJD, such as inappropriate behavior, ataxia, myoclonic jerks, akinetic mutism, and rapid decline in cognitive function during a 3-month period.
Probable sporadic: Cases with a history of rapidly progressive dementia, typical EEG and at least two of the following clinical features; myoclonus, visual or cerebellar signs, pyramidal/extrapyramidalsigns or akinetic mutism.
Seven months after the fall, he entered a state of akinetic mutism; he died 9 months after symptom onset.
13) have reported that LV geometry demonstrates a predominant regional LV septal base that is consistent with our description (12), however, akinetic LV base has been detected.
After initial improvement, a complication occurred that left him an invalid in a state of akinetic mutism for 13 years until his death in 1969.
The right ventricle was grossly dilated and akinetic.
Appropriate treatment of apathy, abulia, and akinetic mutism requires an accurate diagnosis of impairment type, individualized treatment, and optimized general medical care using a multidisciplinary approach, according to Barry S.
It is well known that during an acute myocardial infarction, an affected region of the ventricle typically becomes akinetic or dyskinetic.
This method is appropriate for diagnosis of hypokinetic or akinetic ventricular wall motion, diminished left ventricular ejection fraction, anterior wall mural thrombus and valvular dysfunction or vegetation.
13): definite CJD (neuropathologically confirmed spongiform encephalopathy or abnormal prion protein deposition in the brain); and probable CJD (neuropathologically unconfirmed cases showing progressive dementia, periodic sharp-wave complexes on electroencephalogram, and at least 2 of the following features: myoclonus, pyramidal signs/extrapyramidal signs, cerebellar signs or visual symptoms, and akinetic mutism).