- Pertaining to slowed ability to start and continue movements, and impaired ability to adjust the body's position. Bradykinesia can be a symptom of neurological disorders, particularly Parkinson's disease, or a side effect of medications. The word bradykinetic is logically derived from two Greek roots: bradys, slow + kinesis, movement = slow movement, slow motion, slow moving.
* * *Characterized by or pertaining to slow movement.
* * *brady·ki·net·ic (brad″e-kĭ-netґik) 1. characterized by or performed with bradykinesia. 2. denoting a method of showing the details of motor action by motion pictures that are shown at reduced speed.
Medical dictionary. 2011.