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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.
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1. without motion, unmoving
2. med relating to akinesia
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Fabre et al., "Cortical motor reorganization in akinetic patients with Parkinson's disease.
Myoclonus, seizures, spasticity, choreoathetoid or ballistic movements, ataxia, and chorioretinitis follow in the second stage, Optic atrophy, quadriparesis, autonomic disability, akinetic mutism and coma occur in the final stage of the diseased.
On further review of the echocardiogram and patient records, we excluded 24 patients for image quality, 5 patients for coexisting aortic stenosis, and akinetic segments in 9 patients.
In a 6-OHDA animal model of PD, researchers examined the extent to which motor symptom outcomes as measured by akinetic and cataleptic behaviors and biological mechanisms specific to DA concentrations were affected by psychological stress [59].
Barbeau, "Six years of high level levodopa therapy in severely akinetic Parkinsonian patients," Archives of Neurology, vol.
Shahidi, "Retinal nerve changes in patients with tremor dominant and akinetic rigid Parkinson's disease," Neurological Sciences, vol.
Amalric, "Chronic but not acute treatment with a metab otropic glutamate 5 receptor antagonist reverses the akinetic deficits in a rat model of Parkinsonism," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Apex, basal to mid septum, mid anterior wall and mid inferior wall were akinetic. Rest of the segments were contracting normally.
Pathologic lesions in this region lead to such findings as emotional imbalance, failure to reason out mistakes, decrease in concentration and akinetic mutism.
Typical symptoms of bilateral paramedian thalamic infarction include vertical gaze palsy, memory impairment, akinetic mutism, confusion, drowsiness, hypersomnolence, and coma (3).