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Answer 4
  1. None of the above (reduced movement in the lower extremities, increased amplitude with any movement, flexor/extensor weakness). Bradykinesia can best be described as a slowness of movement that occurs diffusely. Bradykinesia encompasses any and all movements and can be manifest as it progresses with a decrease in amplitude of movement as well as rhythm of movement. In more severe Parkinson’s disease, bradykinesia can progress to akinesia, in which a paucity of movement and a loss of tremor and rigidity occur.

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