bradykinesia

noun
bra·​dy·​ki·​ne·​sia | \ -kī-ˈnē-zh(ē-)ə, -kə-, -zē-ə How to pronounce bradykinesia (audio) \

Medical Definition of bradykinesia

: extreme slowness of movements and reflexes (such as that caused by Parkinson's disease or antipsychotic drugs) Bradykinesia not only impedes the acceleration and slows the pace of mundane activities like walking and eating but also ultimately erases the ruffles and flourishes that make us who we are—such as talking with our hands, swinging our arms jauntily, or even raising a skeptical eyebrow.— Harriet Washington, Harvard Medical School Health Letter

Learn More About bradykinesia

Dictionary Entries Near bradykinesia

bradycrotic

bradykinesia

bradykinin

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bradykinesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bradykinesia. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!