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cogwheeling

noun cog·wheel·ing \ ˈkäg-ˌ(h)wēl-iŋ \

medical Definition of cogwheeling

:cogwheel rigidity
  • The phenomenon of cogwheeling in the upper limbs is a result of rigidity and superimposed rhythmic contractions on passive stretching of the muscles.
  • —Ellie BorrellThe Journal of Neuroscience NursingOctober 2000

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