festination


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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]
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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Other frequent features include propulsion or retropulsion, festination, freezing of gait (FoG), and hesitancy of gait which may confer a "magnetic" character.
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Advanced PD commonly manifests with festination [12-14], which refers to the shortening of each step in a long gait sequence together with an increase in gait speed and involuntary forward-leaning of the trunk [15].
[3] Some of the associated features are bradymemia (slowness of thoughts), bradyphrenia and gait abnormalities, such as festination (shuffling gait).
-Gait difficulty (shuffling, short stepping gate with or without festination).