Dystonia; Involuntary slow and twisting movements; Choreoathetosis; Leg and arm movements – uncontrollable; Arm and leg movements – uncontrollable; Slow involuntary movements of large muscle groups; Athetoid movements
Definition of Movement – uncontrolled or slow
Uncontrolled or slow movement is defined as a problem with muscle tone, usually in large muscle groups, that leads to slow involuntary contractions of the head, limbs, trunk, or neck.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/26/2009