Definition of Festination

1. Noun. Involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease).

Generic synonyms: Symptom
Derivative terms: Festinate



Definition of Festination

1. n. Haste; hurry.

Definition of Festination

1. Noun. The involuntary shortening of stride and quickening of gait that occurs in some diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Festination

1. Synonym: festinating gait. Origin: L. Festino, to hasten (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Festination

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Literary usage of Festination

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1. Lectures on diseases of the nervous system by Jerome Keating Bauduy (1876)
"The tremor, nystagmus, festination, and a peculiar trembling of the tongue, without being pathognomonic symptoms, are oftentimes present, and are therefore ..."

2. A Manual of the practice of medicine: Prepared Especially for Students by Arthur Albert Stevens (1908)
"The term festination has been applied to this peculiar gait. Occasionally a tendency to fall backward—retropulsion —replaces ..."

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