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festination

(ˌfɛstɪˈneɪʃən)
n
an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson's disease
[C16: from Latin festīnātiō, from festīnāre to hasten]
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festinate, festination - If something is hasty or hurried, it is festinate, and to festinate is to walk fast, make haste; festination is "haste, speed."
See also related terms for hasty.
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Noun1.festination - involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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It manifests with the classic triad of dementia, incontinence, and magnetic or festinating gait ("wild, wet, and wobbly").
She also had a festinating gait with only slight arm swing, and her gaits turned and started in hesitation but without rest or action tremor.
As the disease progresses, gait impairments worsen and individuals may develop a festinating gait pattern with short, rapid steps, or freezing of gait, which may lead to falls and decreased quality of life (Grimbergen, Munneke, & Bloem, 2004; Shulman, 2010; Shulman et al., 2008).