Akinetic
Without movement (or without much movement). A term used in neurology to denote the absence (or poverty) of movement. The word "akinetic" comes from the prefix "a-" meaning "without" + the Greek word "kinesis" meaning motion = without motion. For example, a person in coma is akinetic. For another example, akinetic mutism is a condition in which a person is both mute and akinetic. A textbook on clinical neurology observes that a person with akinetic mutism has "sleep-waking cycles but, when apparently awake, with eyes open, lies mute. immobile and unresponsive."
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Relating to or suffering from akinesia. SYN: akinesic.

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aki·net·ic -'net-ik adj of, relating to, or affected by akinesia <an \akinetic and myoclonic seizure>

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • akinetic — See akinesia. * * * …   Universalium

  • akinetic — adjective Without motion …   Wiktionary

  • akinetic — adj. suffering from akinesis (lack or loss of movement); of akinesis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • akinetic — aki·net·ic …   English syllables

  • akinetic — |āˌkī|ned.ik, kə̇| adjective Etymology: a (II) + kinetic 1. : of, relating to, or affected by akinesia 2. : amitotic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Akinetic mutism — is a medical term describing patients who tend neither to speak (mutism) nor move (akinesia). It is the result of severe frontal lobe damage in which the pattern of inhibitory control is one of increasing passivity and gradually decreasing speech …   Wikipedia

  • akinetic chromosome — akinetic chromosome. См. акинетическая хромосома. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • akinetic chromosome — akinetic chromosome. = acentric chromosome (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • akinetic inversion — akinetic inversion. = paracentric inversion (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • akinetic inversion — akinetic inversion. См. парацентрическая инверсия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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