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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Figure Severity of impairment in goal-directed activity in disorders of diminished motivation LEAST Apathy * Noticeable lack of motivation that varies from baseline * Reduced goal-directed behaviors or cognition Abulia * More apparent decrease in spontaneous, purposeful movement * Less severe impairment than akinetic mutism GREATEST Akinetic mutism Akinetic = no movement Mutism = no speech * Patient is alert with visual tracking intact but appears immobilized due to motivational deficit Source: References 1-3
However, this mechanical model cannot simulate passive relaxation of the ventricle during diastole, nor the resetting of the sympathetic nervous tone or the changes in intrathoratic pressure during respiration; it can quantify the different effects of dyskinetic and akinetic aneurysms of different sizes on ventricular function.
Coronary angiography revealed non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, akinetic left ventricle, and an apical aneurysm.
About 6 months prior to the index hospital admission, her motor function and activities of daily living became disturbed, with gait abnormality that confined her to a wheelchair and she was mentally dull with akinetic mutism.
Hibernating myocardium is akinetic because of chronic high-grade ischemia rather than infarction and is likely to respond well to revascularization.
Catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) inhibits the breakdown of dopamine and increases its bioavailability (Nicholson et al 2002), and drastically reduces the severity of the 'off' period, in which patients can sometimes be completely akinetic.
To determine whether subjects also experienced any akinetic blocks or freezing of gait, we also had them complete the FOG questionnaire.
Akinetic anterior septal left ventricular wall extending into the left ventricular apex
For example, is a person with akinetic mutism--awake with eyes open, but mute, immobile, and nearly unresponsive--conscious or not?
Van Putten T, May RE Akinetic depression in schizophrenia.
The notice emphasized that treatment should not be abruptly discontinued, because rapid withdrawal of dopamine agonists has been associated with a syndrome resembling neuroleptic malignant syndrome or akinetic crises.