gait

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gait

(used esp of horses and dogs) the pattern of footsteps at various speeds, as the walk, trot, canter, etc., each pattern being distinguished by a particular rhythm and footfall
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There are other references to her speaking "extremely fast" (158), which, although we cannot decide definitively from a printed rather than audio rendition of her speech, indicates that she may have a motor speech trait called festination.
Gait may be impaired due to festination (the acceleration and abbreviation of movements), which accounts for a tendency to take quick running steps when a natural walk is desired.
Motor disturbances, including postural instability, festination, freezing episodes, and dyskinesia (Stacy, 1999), can prevent or delay access to a toilet and lead to UI (Giladi et al.