What is bradykinesia in patients with Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Bradykinesia refers to slowness of movement. Symptoms of bradykinesia are varied and can be described by patients in different ways. These may include a subjective sense of weakness, without true weakness on physical examination; loss of dexterity, sometimes described by patients as the "message not getting to the limb"; fatigability; or achiness when performing repeated actions.


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