Face, masklike
An expressionless face with little or no sense of animation, a face more like a mask than a normal face. A masklike face is seen in a number of disorders including Parkinson's disease and myotonic dystrophy. Also called masklike facies.

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  • Masklike face — An expressionless face with little or no sense of animation, a face more like a mask than a real face. A masklike face is seen in a number of disorders including Parkinson s disease and myotonic dystrophy. Also called masklike facies …   Medical dictionary

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  • mask — masklike, adj. /mask, mahsk/, n. 1. a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one s identity. 2. a grotesque or humorous false face worn at a carnival, masquerade, etc.: Halloween masks. 3. Also called swim mask. a device consisting …   Universalium

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  • Facies — A direct borrowing from the Latin, facies means face. * * * 1. [TA] SYN: face (1). 2. [NA] SYN: surface. 3. SYN: expression (2). [L.] acromial articular f. of clavicle SYN: acromial facet of clavicle. adenoid f. the open mouthed and often …   Medical dictionary

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  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • mask — I. noun Etymology: Middle French masque, from Old Italian maschera Date: 1534 1. a. (1) a cover or partial cover for the face used for disguise (2) a person wearing a mask ; masker b. (1) a figure of a head worn on the s …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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