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Bradykinesia / Hypokinesia



Bradykinesia refers to progressive slowness of movement, while hypokinesia refers to progressive smallness of movements.
These findings are decremental, meaning that they worsen as they are repeated.
  • How to Perform

    Ask the patient to perform a variety of tasks as rapidly as possible:
  • Opening and closing the hand
  • Tapping the thumb and index fingers together
  • Pronating and supinating the hand
  • Look For

  • Progressive slowing and smallness of movement with repetition of the task.
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