Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Akinesis

  • Douglas I. KatzEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1915

Synonyms

Akinesia; Akinetic

Definition

Akinesis is an absence or paucity of movement, resulting from an abnormal motor control. It is a problem that may occur in Parkinson’s disease when patients develop freezing or inability to initiate movement. It may also occur as a result of a paralyzed muscle, such as with an anesthetic nerve block.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyBoston University School of MedicineBraintreeUSA