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 (ā′kə-nē′zhə, -kī-)
Loss of normal motor function, resulting in impaired muscle movement.

[Greek akinēsiā : a-, without; see a-1 + kīnēsis, motion; see -kinesis.]

a′ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌeɪkɪˈniːzɪə) or


the loss of the ability to move, caused by diseases of the central nervous system
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.akinesia - motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysisakinesia - motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysis
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
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Germline mutations in RYR1 are associated with foetal akinesia deformation sequence/lethal multiple pterygium syndrome.
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Reduction of dyskinesia and induction of akinesia induced by morphine in two parkinsonian patients with severe sciatica.
The occurrence of pulmonary hypoplasia and arthrogryposis was most likely a part of fetal akinesia deformation sequence, resulting primarily from central nervous system damage (14).
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His 2D Echo showed EF 30%, apical LV akinesia and VSR of 10 mm size with left to right shunt.
Regional wall motion analysis of the left ventricle in patients with inferior STEMI showed that majority of the patients had hypokinesia or akinesia in the basal and mid inferior segments.
On the 4th day of hospitalization, anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction pattern (Figure 4) was observed, and akinesia in the apical segments was evident on ECHO.
Instead, these cases appear to represent the typical findings present in the fetal akinesia deformation sequence, or FADS.
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