bradykinesia


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bradykinesia

(ˌbrædɪkɪˈniːzɪə)
n
(Physiology) physiol abnormal slowness of physical movement, esp as an effect of Parkinson's disease
[C20: from brady- + Greek kinēsis motion]

bradykinesia, bradykinesis

slowness of movement. — bradykinetic, adj.
See also: Motion
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The SNCA is considered as the major causative gene involved in the early onset of familial Parkinson disease with symptoms including shaking, tremors, bradykinesia and difficulty with walking and gait.
1 PD is clinically characterised by resting tremor, bradykinesia, postural instability and rigidity.
The manifestation of bradykinesia and rigidity is often in the early stages of the disease.
The company's patent application, which has been assigned the number 12/997540, pertains to the objective measurement of bradykinesia or slowness of movement, the most common symptoms and a defining feature, of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease which is resulted from loss of dopaminergic neurones in the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia and is a characterized by the triad of resting tremor, muscle rigidity, and bradykinesia.
Again, while the symptoms that most greatly disturbed QoL in all patients were reported to be tremor and bradykinesia, the most disturbing non-motor symptom was frequent voiding/incontinence, which was a less common symptom.
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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a rare geriatric pathology, from the abnormal deposition of the tau protein, combining the motor tremor and bradykinesia of Parkinson's disease with the cognitive defects of Alzheimer's disease.
Patient A was under ART with tenofovir (TDF), lamivudine (3TC), atazanavir (ATV) and ritonavir (r), had no cognitive complaints and a last reported Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) of 29/30; he had mild bilateral bradykinesia in upper extremities and postural, rest and kinetic tremor in the right arm that did not interfere with activities of daily living and therefore was not on any antiparkinsonian drug.
Bradykinesia is clinically assessed using rapidly alternating movements, such as finger-tapping, where the patient is asked to repeatedly tap together their thumb and forefinger [12].