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What is the definition or description of: akinesia?

What is the definition or description of: akinesia?

Freezing in place: A loss of ability to move, freezing in place. This is often seen in parkinson's disease. The person wants to move, but the signal is not getting through to the part of the brain that makes the movement happen. ...Read more

Akinesia (Definition)

A loss of ability to move, freezing in place. This is often seen in parkinson's disease. The person wants to move, but the signal is not getting through to the part of the brain that ...Read more


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Whats posterobasal akinesia?

Whats posterobasal akinesia?

Motionless heart wal: It is finding in reading echocardiogram showing lack of motion of back and bottom part of heart wall. Discuss with your ordering physician. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is posterobasal akinesia?

Posterobasal Akinesi: Lack of movement of bottom & back of heart wall as seen on Echocardiogram. ...Read more

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What is apico-septal akinesia?

What is apico-septal akinesia?

Akinesia: Lack of wall motion in systole of the part of the IV septum adjacent to the lv apex. ...Read more

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What is global hypokinesia septal akinesia?

What is global hypokinesia septal akinesia?

Heart: These are words used to describe the motion of the heart when it is looked at under ultrasound. Global hypokinesia means the entire heart is not moving as much as it should when it beats. Septal akinesia means that the wall ofheart muscle that divides the chamber is not moving at all. This usually comes from a previous heart attack. ...Read more

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What is global hypokinesis with septal akinesia?

Wall motion: General grade of wall motion abnormality: Normal>Hypokinetic>Akinetic>Dyskinetic>Aneurysmal Global hypokinesis is overall decreased cardiac function. With akinesis, the severity of injury results in the wall not moving at all. Dyskinetic motion suggests even worse function, and aneurysmal is complete loss of contractility. Myocardial infarct and heart failure are the most common settings ...Read more

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My echocardiogram showed reduced basal septum contraction and basal inferior akinesia does this indicated cardiomyopathy? Normal EF.

My echocardiogram showed reduced basal septum contraction and basal inferior akinesia does this indicated cardiomyopathy? Normal EF.

Echocardiogram: If you are a 23y/o male and without symptoms and your echo shows what you indicate, I'd get a second opinion first before assuming the abnormalities are real. Those are the type of findings if real that suggest either ischemic heart disease or other form of cardiomyopathy. That area of the heart however is difficult to interpret and perhaps the reading is debatable. ...Read more

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Echo:basal septum contraction and basal inferior akinesia does this indicated myopathy? If so witch one and why? heart contraction feels differerent.

Echo:basal septum contraction and basal inferior akinesia does this indicated myopathy? If so witch one and why? heart contraction feels differerent.

Complex question: The changes on echo you describe are complex, and sound more like the changes one would expect in coronary artery disease, which would be very unusual in a woman your age. See the doctor who ordered the echo. And if need be a cardiologist, which will likely be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any addictive drugs that slow movement later in life?

Hard to say: Stephiebelleiz, your question isn't very clear. Are you asking if you now have muscle slowing and you used to use opiates or certain tranquilizers? If so, there's probably no correlation. I will say that people who used crack Cocaine or methamphetamine may have permanent brain changes. Sounds like you need to talk to a doctor face-to-face rather than online. Good luck. ...Read more

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Grandfather, very slow movement. Should I get him a walker?

Grandfather, very slow movement. Should I get him a walker?

Not a bad idea, but: A walker/cane can be useful, but i would have him evaluated by his doc/nurse to see why he is so. We do slow down with age, but certain medical conditions/medications can make things much worse. Make sure you remove clutters in the home and have his vision/glasses checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Slow Movement (Definition)

Bradykinesia is a generalized slowness of movement, which may be seen in a variety of conditions, from ...Read more