akinesis


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Noun1.akinesis - motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysisakinesis - motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysis
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
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In a famous Croonian Lecture (1925) (8) on lesions in the striatum, Wilson listed (1) weakness in motion (micrographia), (2) delay in initiation, execution, and termination of movement, and (3) poverty of movement, as characteristics of voluntary movement in the striatal diseases and called "akinesis".
Total ocular akinesis: Miller Fisher or Guillain-Barre syndrome?
Akinesis was noted from the basal to mid inferior septal and basal to apical inferior wall, consistent with right coronary artery disease.
Severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction of 20 to 30 percent with periapical akinesis and severe hypokinesis of the mid to apical anterior wall was seen in echocardiogram.
Left ventriculography revealed apical ballooning akinesis with basal hyperkinesis during systole.
MRI sequences include RVOT cine SSFP sequences which demonstrate the transannular patch with bulging and akinesis of the aneurysmal patch.
Not an ischemic phenomenon, it is characterized by transient left ventricular (LV) apical akinesis with hypercontraction of the basal wall creating a ballooning appearance of the heart.
Three weeks following surgery, all animals in the infarct cohort had left ventricular impairment with anterior wall akinesis and wall thinning associated with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (42.2 [+ or -] 8.1 versus 68.9 [+ or -] 9.4% in sham animals, P < 0.001).
Many experts believe that the catecholamine surge plays a role in wall akinesis. Wittstein et al.
A third cardiac MRI was performed which showed a severely depressed ejection fraction 29% and midinferolateral wall akinesis with full thickness hyperenhancement.
Graphic Illustrates Akinesis From the Base to the Apex of the Left Ventricle.
Echocardiogram showed apical akinesis with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction of 35%, without hemodynamically significant valve disease.