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 Borrell, The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, October 2000

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