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retropulsion meaning

Pronunciation:
  • /ret-rō-pulˈshən/
      noun
    1. Pushing backwards
    2. A tendency to fall backwards experienced by some people with Parkinson's disease
      ORIGIN: retro- and pulsion (rare), from L pulsiō, -ōnis

  • [Medicine]
    n : a disorder of locomotion associated esp. with Parkinson's disease that is marked by a tendency to walk backwards

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