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1. The act of motion; said of the entire body or of one or more of its members or parts. 2. stool 3. defecation [L. moveo, pp. motus, to move]
active m. m. effected by the organism itself, unaided by external influences.
adversive m. a rotation of the eyes, head, or trunk about the long axis of the body.
after-m. See aftermovement.
ameboid m. the m. characteristic of leukocytes and protozoan organisms of the superclass Rhizopoda. See also streaming m., filopodium, lobopodium.
assistive m. in massage, a m. which the partially paralyzed muscle of the patient would be unable to perform unaided but which is effected with the graduated assistance of the operator.
associated m.'s normal involuntary limp m.'s that accompany voluntary movement, e.g., arm swing with walking.
Bennett m. the bodily lateral m. or lateral shift of the mandible during a laterotrusive m.
border m.'s any extreme compass of mandibular m. limited by bone, ligaments, or soft tissues; usually applied to horizontal mandibular m.'s.
border tissue m.'s the action of the muscles and other tissues adjacent to the borders of a denture.
bowel m. defecation.
brownian m. erratic, nondirectional, zigzag m. observed by ultramicroscope in certain colloidal solutions and by microscope in suspensions of light particulate matter that results from the jostling or bumping of the larger particles by the molecules in the suspending medium which are regarded as being in continuous motion.brownian motion, brownian-Zsigmondy m., molecular m., pedesis;
brownian-Zsigmondy m. brownian m
cardinal ocular m.'s eye rotations to the right and left, upward to the right and left, and downward to the right and left, to diagnose positions of gaze.
choreic m. an involuntary spasmodic twitching or jerking in groups of muscles not associated in the production of definite purposeful m.'s.
ciliary m. the rhythmic, sweeping m. of epithelial cell cilia, of ciliate protozoans, or the sculling m. of flagella, effected possibly by the alternate contraction and relaxation of contractile threads (myoids) on one side of the cilium or flagellum.
circus m. a contraction or excitation wave traveling continuously in circular fashion around a ring of muscle or through the wall of the heart.circus rhythm;
cogwheel ocular m.'s loose, jerky ocular rotations replacing smooth following rotations.
conjugate m. of eyes rotation of the two eyes in the same direction. See also version (4).
decomposition of m. a manifestation of cerebellar disease in which a muscular movement is not carried out smoothly but in a series of component motions.
disconjugate m. of eyes rotation of the two eyes in opposite directions, as in convergence or divergence.
drift m.'s drifts
fetal m. the m. characteristic of the fetus in utero; usually commences between the sixteenth and eighteenth weeks of pregnancy. See also quickening.
fixational ocular m. rotation of the eyes during voluntary fixation on an object; tremors, flicks, and drifts occur.
flick m.'s flicks
free mandibular m.'s 1. any mandibular m.'s made without tooth interference; 2. any uninhibited m.'s of the mandible.
functional mandibular m.'s all natural, proper, or characteristic m.'s of the mandible made during speech, mastication, yawning, swallowing, and other associated m.'s.
fusional m. a reflex m. that tends to move the visual axes to the object of fixation so that stereoscopic vision is possible.
hinge m. an opening or closing m. of the mandible on the hinge axis.
intermediary m.'s in dentistry, all m.'s between the extremes of mandibular excursions.
lateral m. in dentistry, m. of the mandible to the side.
Magnan's trombone m. an involuntary forward and back m. of the tongue when it is drawn out of the mouth; may be seen in several basal ganglia disorders.
mandibular m. 1. m.'s of the lower jaw; 2. all changes in position of which the mandible is capable.
mass m. mass peristalsis
molecular m. brownian m
morphogenetic m. the streaming of cells in the early embryo to form tissues or organs.
muscular m. m. caused by the contraction of the myofibrils of the muscle cells.
neurobiotactic m. the streaming of nerve cells toward the area from which they receive the most stimuli.
non-rapid eye m. (NREM) slow oscillation of the eyes during sleep.
opening m. in dentistry, m. of the mandible executed during jaw separation.
paradoxical m. of eyelids spontaneous, involuntary elevation or lowering of the eyelids, associated with m. of extraocular muscles or muscles of mastication (external pterygoids). See jaw winking.
passive m. m. imparted to an organism or any of its parts by external agency; m. of any joint effected by the hand of another person, or by mechanical means, without participation of the subject himself.
pendular m. a to-and-fro m. of the intestine, without any propelling or peristaltic action, whereby the contents are churned and thoroughly mixed with the intestinal ferments.
protoplasmic m. m. produced by the inherent power of contraction and relaxation of protoplasm; such m.'s are of three kinds: muscular, streaming, and ciliary.
rapid eye m.'s (REM) symmetrical quick scanning m.'s of the eyes occurring many times during sleep in clusters for 5 to 60 minutes; associated with dreaming.
reflex m. an involuntary m. resulting from a sensory stimulus.
resistive m. in massage, a m. made by the patient against the efforts of the operator, or one forced by the operator against the resistance of the patient.
saccadic m. 1. a quick rotation of the eyes from one fixation point to another as in reading; 2. the rapid correction m. of a jerky nystagmus, as in labyrinthine and optokinetic nystagmus.
streaming m. the form of m. characteristic of the protoplasm of leukocytes, amebae, and other unicellular organisms; it involves the massing of the protoplasm at a point where surface pressure is least and its extrusion in the form of a pseudopod; the protoplasm may return to the body of the cell, resulting in the retraction of the pseudopod, or the entire mass may flow into the latter and thereby result in locomotion of the cell.
Swedish m.'s a form of kinesitherapy in which certain systematized m.'s of the body and limbs are regulated by resistance made by an attendant.Swedish gymnastics;
translatory m. the motion of the body at any instant when all points within the body are moving at the same velocity and in the same direction.
vermicular m. peristalsis
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