There is much that marks this as classically Selfian: the phonetic rendering of dialect, the Leer/Lear pun, and, with the deployment of "festination
", the kind of vocabulary the disemboguing of which has seen some accuse him of being nothing more than...
Patients were divided into those with festination
(defined as described ) and those without it.
Symptoms such as shuffling gait, loss of dexterity, festination
, freezing of gait, hypophonia and loss of articulation, and falls because of loss of postural reflexes.
Further, PD participants completed the experimental trials without incident or other disruption, such as festination
(24) Arm swing is diminished or absent and people with PD tend to take small shuffling steps (called festination
Other clinical features include secondary motor symptoms (eg, hypomimia, dysarthria, dysphagia, sialorrhoea, micrographia, shuffling gait, festination
, freezing, dystonia, glabellar reflexes), non-motor symptoms (eg, autonomic dysfunction, cognitive/neurobehavioral abnormalities, sleep disorders and sensory abnormalities such as anosmia, paresthesias and pain).
and marked hypokinesia along with freezing and postural instability lead to frequent falls.
There are other references to her speaking "extremely fast" (158), which, although we cannot decide definitively from a printed rather than audio rendition of her speech, indicates that she may have a motor speech trait called festination
. In other words, she loses control of the rate of her speech the longer she talks.
Gait may be impaired due to festination
(the acceleration and abbreviation of movements), which accounts for a tendency to take quick running steps when a natural walk is desired.