from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as akinesia.
  • noun In biology, direct cell-division or the amitotic multiplication of cells.

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  • noun Absence of a kinetic hinge in the skull.
  • noun akinesia; loss of muscle control

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  • noun motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysis


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  • Fairness also dictates mentioning that the operative treatment of this disease relieves chiefly two symptoms: tremor and rigor, but not the akinesis (slowing and diminution or loss of spontaneous movements).


  • We present two cases of female caucasian patients aged 40 and 63 years respectively admitted following severe stressful events who met the diagnostic criteria of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, namely acute chest pain, transient akinesis or dyskinesia of the left ventricle, new dynamic electrocardiogram changes and no significant epicardial coronary artery disease in the absence of recent head trauma, intracranial bleeding, phaeochromocytoma, myocarditis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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