bradykinesia


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bradykinesia

[‚brā·dē·kə′nēzh·yə]
(medicine)
Extreme slowness in movement.
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As a result, the ranges of velocity and the angular coefficient of linear regression, (which represent the capacity to increment the velocity from the inside to the outside of the spiral and the extent of the increment) were smaller for PD subjects, and in particular the lowest values were registered in the off medication condition, were the absence of levodopa contributed to worsening bradykinesia. As a conclusion, pathological subjects are affected by bradykinesia, fatigue and a general loss of motor control, which cause slower drawing, reduced drawing dimensions and loss of accuracy.
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In this case, the term "practically defined off" refers to an examination of motor function, including gait and balance, as well as rigidity, tremor, and bradykinesia that was performed when the patient had not taken medications for at least 12 hours.
Nor would anyone entertain the theory that haloperidol at these doses was in fact a cause of the problem via akathisia, or recognize the current bradykinesia as a side effect, not a therapeutic effect.
Effects of deep brain stimulation and medication on bradykinesia and muscle activation in Parkinson's disease.
A variation seen in one instance in this series and in one other observed instance is a slow stepping around the prey, a distinct pattern of bradykinesia confined to feeding.
Bradykinesia (slowness of movement): They can be thinking about picking something up for several seconds before their hand actually moves.
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After 1 year, patients younger than 60 years in the transplant group had a small decrease in rigidity and bradykinesia (extremely slow movement) but no amelioration in tremor or gait.
[14] Juncos recommended that high-potency antipsychotics such as haloperidol be avoided because of their rapid and often profound aggravation of parkinsonian symptoms, which include tremors, stooped posture, rigidity, poor balance, and slowness in body movements (bradykinesia).
It is really only effective for tremor; it does not affect the stiffness or bradykinesia.